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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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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughters and I were in Washington D.C. for 6 days. We were very disappointed to learn you have to order free tickets to the museum a couple of weeks in advance. We were able to see some of the exhibits but none of the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed yesterday

My 14yr old son and I greatly enjoyed this museum. It had been 23 years since I last walked through but I knew it was a place I wanted to take him. Very solemn, emotionally moving and thoughtful museum. I don't understand why people with...More

Thank remommy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the chance to visit recently and was glad I went. I signed up for a "day of" ticket at 615a and was able to snag a noon slot. It was pretty crowded on the tour initially, but evened out as the tour progressed.

Thank HoustonTexasDad
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not able to get advance reserve tickets for the week we were in town, but were able to get same-day tickets online fairly easily. (Be patient! The site is very busy at 6am!) Our family of four spent two full hours at the...More

Thank SuzW300
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this Museum with a family of 7. We have 5 boys ages 10 through 16. The younger boys did not understand as much about the Holocaust but I do feel that the museum was laid out in such a way that it...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to go through checkpoints at every museum, and for some reason this was no exception. The exhibits here are very thought-provoking and sad, and they reinforce the reason why we should never EVER allowing this to happen again!

Thank travlinrn
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thought they did a great job on this museum. It is very informative on the crime committed against the Jews and Roma and Gypsy's during the Holocaust, We did not go last time because we had our kids and I thought it would be...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very emotional experience. Truly mind boggling that there was such evil in the world. It is a must for anyone visiting Washington. Even if you think you know about the holocaust, there is much to learn here.

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best and emotionally powerful museums D.C. has to offer. Slammed with school children, but with plenty of space to spread out. 5 floors of exhibits. You can literally spend ALL day here educating yourself so watch the time. There is a booth...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is it just 70-75 yrs that these barbaric acts were committed with not an ounce of humanity. Of course there are stories of great heroism also. That's what keeps the world going.A MUST WATCH. This should never be repeated or condoned again.

Thank geetanjali770
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Are there any private tours of only the Holocaust Memorial Museum? Thank you!
31 May 2017|
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Response from efinkles713 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the response delay, but like the others, I don't know. I'd check the website or call the museum. Enjoy DC!
Debbie V
I have timed passes for a visit next week. Do I just enter the museum with the passes or do I have to stand in the line along the side of the building?
30 May 2017|
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Response from E1447ILkellyp | Reviewed this property |
you do have to get in line but it moves through quickly
Cassandra J
Hello--How early do tickets get released online for the timed-ticket system? I am trying to get tickets for the 2nd week in June and it appears that there are no tickets available at all for any future dates from April - July. I didn't know we needed to reserve tickets 3 months + in advance. Also, if we are not able to obtain a timed-ticket for entry, what are you suggestions for day-of tickets? Thanks so much for your help!
28 March 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello Cassandra, The Museum releases tickets in November. Tickets are only required for one exhibition in the Museum which is "The Holocaust 1933-1945". Currently, we are out of advanced tickets for the month you are... More