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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 #8 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I was first there almost 20 years ago on a very crowded Easter weekend. I was there again in March 2014 and glad that it wasn't as crowded. It is best to go as early as you can get the timed passes. We spent about 4 hours there and it was very touching. One thing I think that is missing... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We first attended a lecture on the architecture of the building. It connected us from the beginning with the events in a concentration camp. The museum itself is a spine chilling experience

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Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I first visited the USHMM when I was in grade school. Returning as an adult was a great experience. I got there when it open at 10am. The line to get in was not too bad and security was thorough. I was able to get through all the floors within 2.5 hours. I probably would have stayed for another hour,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum may seem oddly placed in the midst of the National Mall, which celebrates American freedoms and achievements. On the other hand, it answers the question, "Why do we honor America?" It's because we care deeply about humanity in general, and freedom in particular. We send off sons and daughhters to nations far away to... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum requires time spent and much reading and watching. We spent 5 1/2 hrs there. Hard to imagine that such atrocities took place. I was familiar with one of the survivors that was shown in video. Gerda Weissmann Klein wrote an autobiography titled "All But My Life" that I read some time ago. Story told in graphic detail the... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is unlike any museum in the world. It was crowded in April and inconvenient that you need to wait on line for tickets, not sure why, it was free. Unbelievable accounts of this horrific time in history. From the beginning to end, I was ashamed that humans treated eachother in this manner. One can only hope we learned from... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a terribly sad but inspiring museum. I cannot imagine how anyone survived to tell the story but am forever thankful they did. Daniels story is designed for children to gain an understanding in a less confronting manner; my daughter was spellbound.

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

From beginning to end the exhibits in this museum are so very well done. Be sure to allow plenty of time so you not only walk through the museum but see the feature films that are shown throughout the day. Also...if possible, go online and reserve your time ahead of your visit. We made the mistake of arriving at the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was nervous to go because of how emotional I can get about this topic. When I finally went, it was very memorable. You need to go early in the day because sometimes it's hard to get in.

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South Kingstown, Rhode island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very serious museum that educates one to the horrors of war and megalomania when good people and the world do not stand up to fight against bigotry, hatred, oppression and greed and ignorance. It focuses on Adolf Hitler's rise to power and the forces that allowed him to invade neighboring countries and then promulgate twisted racial theories... More

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