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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is not much to see in this museum. My wife is wheelchair bound and we did it in less than 2 hours. Syria info on third floor. A childrens exhibit on first floor. Basement had info on the US and how US and allies...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second visit. Couldn't get all the way through the first time. If you are looking for a "good time", this isn't it. If you are looking for meaningful, informative, beautifully told, and a memory to tuck into your soul for all time,...More

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed yesterday

You'll need at least 3 or 4 hours to really see this place. If you know much about the Holocaust, there will still be some things here that will open your eyes.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tried to get tickets for a visit a month before our trip. They were sold out. They do let a number of day of tickets go at 6am online. The tour is free but they charge $1 per ticket for the online service. This...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't Miss this emotional informative tour and make sure you tell them if you are a veteran at the ticket counter.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The history of the Holocaust is put right out on the forefront here. Amazing how some still believe it never occurred but this visit shows there is no denying it. Quietest walk through a museum I’ve ever had due to the solemn topic. Covers many...More

Thank Chris3881
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This muesum is a must do. It really honors the Jewish people that lost their lives in the Holocaust. I love the way they make it flow and it is like your there in the places with them. You need a ticket but they are...More

Thank Lrushing82
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Put this on your list of things to do. Wow. One of my favorite museums in DC. A very quiet tour and somber experience.

Thank Tricia F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My only review is that everyone should go here at least once and they should take their children. It is a very powerful memorial and they reflected this history well.

Thank didischoe
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a must see while in Washington. You will need a ticket to enter the main exhibit as they try to limit the crowd to make for a better experience.

Thank Scott R
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Missy G
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
The graphic pictures are hidden behind taller walls so smaller children can not see. It takes time to work through the museum and younger children would not understand and might get bored. There will have to be a... More
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zm02009
I am trying to go to the museum on a Sunday during the Cherry Blossom festival. No tickets are available online at this time. I am a 3 hour drive away and I will be bringing a handicapped person who needs a wheelchair with me on this trip. I understand the need to wait in line for security and/or tickets but I will have to park the car in a garage after dropping off the handicapped person to wait in line. I can't just wait for tickets, be told to come back hours later because of the person in the wheelchair. I have been to the museum and the Cherry Blossom festival myself many times but I was hoping to take the 80 year old because it is on her bucket list. Any way of getting tickets for sure? I have emailed the museum and I am hoping to get up at 6 am and secure tickets for the same day entry.
10 April 2018|
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Response from Fiorfa227 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest getting up early 6am and going online immediately. I did that and got tickets. They truly open at 6am. I was on 2 min earlier and it wouldn’t take. By 6:13 it was sold out. Also, make sure you have your... More
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Victoria W
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we went during the winter.
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