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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
202-488-0400
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Ranked #7 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

First off, I am reviewing the overall visit of the museum as a whole, not specifically the content in it. We went in with our 8 month old daughter. Be prepared to go through security and throw out drinks other than water, which I had no problem with I went in with grand expectations, but was disappointed right away when... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you're in DC, you must visit the Holocaust Museum. I have been to the museum several times and became a donor several years ago. They have one of the most extensive collections from the Holocaust and continually growing. Their research teams are top-notch and do a great job with their education programs.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a disturbing and thoroughly traumatic look at the rise and fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany. The exhibits will leave you stunned, but they are extremely informative. I have been here four times now and am still learning each time I visit. If you come in the off-season you do not need to book a ticket in advance... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Heavy material... but information that everyone needs to access. Even after all the political science and history courses I took in college, I still walked away from this museum much better informed about Hitler's rise to commander, as well as the astonishing brutality in the ghettos and concentration camps.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The museum doesn't try to pound you over the head with emotion. It rather teaches lucidly and straightforwardly the rise of Nazi Germany and the history of "final solution". It is not afraid to indict the rest of the world - including America - for their inaction and callousness. In the end, it is powerful and shattering history lesson. One... More 

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Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This experience will change you forever. It's more than a museum. You cannot see it without taking it with you forever. This place was so crowded and yet the resounding silence was deafening. There is nothing that you cannot learn about Germany's role in genocide. The exhibits literally give you chills and the realism that this event was not just... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is so moving and life changing. Not for young children, probably 14 and above. The experience is monumental and so, so informative. Give yourself at least 3 hours because they take you on a journey that is so informative and so emotional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

As someone who grew up hearing about the Holocaust a lot this museum does a really good job of explaining and edifying about the subject. The exhibitions are interesting and very well arranged, the building is beautiful and the gallery is circular so it's easy to get by and see everything, not too long. I think it's important for anyone... More 

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Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Our 15 year old son really wanted to visit this museum, so we did, together with my 13 and 10 year old. I was very impressed by the way the history of WWII and the Holocaust unfolds before your eyes through pictures and videos and real life stories. It clearly shows how the horror progressed from the Nazi propaganda in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I visited the Holocaust Museum with my family and it was remarkable. Everyone that visits DC should visit the museum. You should give yourself 2-3 hours to really take your time and experience all that the museum has to offer. If you have space issues be prepared to be very close to everyone else; the museum hallways are built narrow.... More 

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