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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 via mobile

This was the only museum I wanted to see with my 17 yo daughter. We got there about 945 and stood in line and went right in when they opened at 10. It seemed by 11 they were very busy so get there early. There...More

Thank bupper66
Reviewed yesterday

Very moving exhibition with many pictures, videos and stories of actual experiences. Depicted the evil that prevailed during this period. It takes about 90 minutes to walk through the 4 floors. It was powerful and impactful. It is graphic so would not recommend for young...More

Thank betsy f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's hard to say this was my "favorite" thing we saw on our D.C. trip bc it feels disrespectful. It was the thing I'm most glad we did, and our family of five unanimously agree. I didn't love seeing any of it, but I'm better...More

Thank Fattien
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Holocaust Museum yesterday. I had been there years ago right after it first opened. They have added to it and have more information and exhibits now. It's such a sad story but they tell it so well. Let us not forget.

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone should walk through this at least once. If you truly pay attention and read the exhibits, without being distracted by those who rudely text, and bring crying children (completely inappropriate for any young children let alone crying babies), you should receive a new appreciation...More

Thank vino2go50
Reviewed 2 days ago

In today's political climate, it's important to remember why our country entered a war on foreign soil: we fought the evil you will see represented here. Educational, emotional. Some exhibits have high walls to protect small children from seeing them.

Thank writingprof
Reviewed 2 days ago

We built a day around this museum and was not disappointed. I don't think I will go, into to many museums better than this one. The artifacts and stories were just moving to me. The shoes, the children's drawling's. I would however recommend this to...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My soon to be 9th grader wanted to go to the museum because she studied the holocaust in school recently. It was a humbling experience that really captured the horrific acts of a madman. The shoe room left us even more speechless along with the...More

Thank kferrieri
Reviewed 3 days ago

We obtained timed tickets online prior to our trip. We arrived before our scheduled time and were able to see the Remember the Children: Daniel's Story exhibit prior to our ticketed time. Daniel's Story is very well done - people move through the exhibit well...More

Thank wingedheart13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love to write my reviews with a lot of words and descriptions. All I can tell you is that you have to go here...every human being needs to see this...please just go...what you do matters!

Thank Jillbus
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8 August 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, Tickets are not required for entrance to the Permanent Exhibition September through February. All the Best, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Julie T
25 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
Hope you get some good answers;because we stayed in town and used Metro,Uber and walked plenty. On street parking nearby(OhioDrSw;Basin)is free but absolutely strict on 2hr limit, the ticket is expensive and you probably... More
Lee B
10 July 2017|
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Response from KdeBz | Reviewed this property |
I think it is for the main exhibit and you can look around the main entrance, cafe, gift shop, and exhibit on the Cambodian war.