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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 202-488-0400
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...
A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
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Can't even pretend to know what this time in history was like. The feeling of anger and sadness was almost overwhelming going through te Museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Can't even pretend to know what this time in history was like. The feeling of anger and sadness was almost overwhelming going through te Museum.

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South Point, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you only see one museum during your stay, make sure it is this one. A very moving experience. Allow 2-3 hours at least. Extremely well done. Every adult and kid in America should have to see this display of evil that was imposed on humanity regardless of ones knowledge of the Holocaust. A must see! Don't Miss It!

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Abingdon, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

So much to take in... Very moving, Something for all ages. Definitely not what I was expecting, but highly recommended. Only downside was all the crowds... Made it very hard to read about the exhibits (and there is a lot of reading) and to take your time. Would highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Second time I've been here and it remains one of the best Holocaust Memorial Museums around the world. Many personal touches which really hit home.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 hours in the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Could have (and should have) spent 3 hours more. Hardly got through half of the museum. Words truly don't do this memorial justice. See it to believe it. See it to honor those millions of souls who perished during World War II. Be aware that some displays that bring the Holocaust to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Hands on Museum with a passport of an individual actual person for you to carry and learn about. There are survivors story telling in their own accords, pictures/photos, actual physical scenes to walk through and enact with pulling you into reality of the time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to visit this museum for quite some time and finally made it there! I was impressed! The museum was educational and respectful. I studied a good deal of this time period as I was a history major in college and this museum did not disappoint. The museum is set-up in a great way of taking you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Go with your family and let all learn the about the holocaust and how our country was involved. an excellent history lesson for all ages Friday was a quiet day so i would recc that if you could go mid week. visit the Survivors table..they are the most remarkable people you will encounter in life.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure quite what to expect but felt that this was excellent and glad we took the time to do this tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have been in a large number of museums for the Holocaust including Yad Veshem in Jerusalem and was very impressed by this one. Well laid out and constructed. More than anything else on a very snowy day it was full.

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