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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 202-488-0400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Words are simply inadequate in describing all that you experience in this very well laid-out Museum. Once you enter you take a "Passport" -- Male or Female. This is an ID in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Words are simply inadequate in describing all that you experience in this very well laid-out Museum. Once you enter you take a "Passport" -- Male or Female. This is an ID in Booklet form about a real person -- Survivor or Victim. It is very difficult to read, and immediately puts you in a somber mood. The Movies, Photographs, Descriptions,... More 

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Streamwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We've been to DC several times and always skipped this museum because we know how heart-wrenching it would be. But, when we took a relative from Germany to DC, he wanted to visit the museum. It was a very somber experience. There is so much to learn that isn't taught in classrooms. We're glad we decided to go. Keep in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here Sunday afternoon and were able to get tickets to the tour later in the afternoon. I would recommend getting tickets to the exhibit first so that you have a time frame to coming back-there were a few open exhibits that could be viewed, but we completed them within 30 minutes and had two more hours until we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I missed permanent exhibit due to limited time and was there too late for the earlier day pass. But the special exhibitions are not to be missed too. Educational, emotional. Don't forget to download the USHMM app. You can get ID cards to read the personal stories of the victims.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is such a wonderfully well done Museum. A must if you are in DC. Not suitable for young children, I had a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye most of the time! Remember to get there early to get a ticket only 2000 issued each day!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Every person who travels to DC owes it to humanity to see this museum at least once. It is moving and informative to say the least.

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Lanesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very moving museum. Really puts life in perspective and made me sad that so many did so little or just ignored the problem of the holocaust. The room with the shoes and the boxcar were especially haunting. Definitely worth seeing, and an excellent trip, but not something you really "enjoy"

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

An excellent, well curated museum. I wouldn't even try to describe it. It's a visceral reminder for all human beings that people can never be complacent when anyone demands the end of "undesirables", or devalues other human beings.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place is serious business and not for the light hearted holiday maker. If you've settled into the notion of a fair, brutal, emotional pummeling, then go. Searching for an analogy, I'd say lthough I appreciate the experience and hope others will take it in on their own terms, I cannot recommend it, much as I cannot recommend quitting smoking,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was the last place we visited on our list of places to see while in DC for a few days. I knew it would be an emotional experience and it certainly was. It is the type of museum that might be best viewed on a few occasions because there is so much to see. It is one of the... More 

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