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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

700 Army Navy Dr, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
+1 202-307-3463
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Great museum near the pentagon

Not many people would know about this museum. It's a gem near the Pentagon. I spent 2 hours here... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Perth, Australia
Wheelchair Accessible with Limited Viewing of Exhibits.

The museum is wheelchair accessible however there are no nearby parking lots unless you can secure... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
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700 Army Navy Dr, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
+1 202-307-3463
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not many people would know about this museum. It's a gem near the Pentagon. I spent 2 hours here, and it was time well spent. It goes through how drugs became "popular", who started them, how it's grown, how it is smuggled in places, and...More

Thank travellingstax
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The museum is wheelchair accessible however there are no nearby parking lots unless you can secure a spot on the street. You will have to park in the Pentagon City Shopping Center and then cross the street outside the Macy store. You will see a...More

Thank Califanna348
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The DEA museum is pretty small. It is a lot of reading and there are approximately 4 videos playing on loops in different areas; all covering different topics. It appeared to me that the information dates up to 2013. It would have been better if...More

Thank Beth_K_KS
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This a museum for learning, and it's relatively small. I stayed an hour or so and read everything about every exhibit. If you can only do some of it, I'd recommend the earlier history sections. Many people touring the National Mall take the subway to...More

Thank Birdy509
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. A lot to read and extremely informational although such sad history and statistics.

Thank cindylX334QJ
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My husband was in a conference so I took off on my own and being a therapist that deals with a lot of clients with substance abuse I thought this would be an excellent choice of museums, and I was right. Extremely interesting and informative,...More

1  Thank pamelaL74
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Right across from the pentagon is a little known museum at the DEA offices. Detailing the history of drug use in the United States, it is an interesting and educational museum to visit.

1  Thank Linellpb
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a great museum with a wealth of information. The gift shop has a lot of cool items for sale. You have to park in the garage across the street but it's only a dollar or two depending on how long you stay. They...More

Thank Forensic_Lady
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Lots of interesting information about the DEA. Allows substantial time to visit as there is lots to see and read. It is only open from 12-4 PM on Tuesday through Friday so plan accordingly. There is also a gift shop with lots of interesting things...More

Thank PsychRN12
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We really enjoyed this museum. It's relatively small, but packed with interesting stuff. Oddly, it's housed in the ground floor of a large office building. It's free to enter. I would say it s a "must see" if you're staying in Arlington as we were....More

1  Thank dhoag123
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