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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 #9 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Suggestion: Reserve a ticket/tour time online prior to going! This will ensure quicker entry. This is one of my favorite spots in DC even though it is not light material to witness. The impact this museum has on you as a human is unexplained upon tour guides' suggestions. I don't think it's fit for children travelers but ages 10+ may... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I learned so much during my visit to the memorial. This museum is well put together. If you get the chance, it's a must see.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

First the business. Make sure you make your reservations online as tickets go quickly. The museum is free but it is $1 to get online tickets. Try to get tickets for earlier in the day. That being said we were able to get same day tickets since my husband is a military veteran. I was not sure about taking my... More

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Maxwell, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Went here the first day of vacation. Good choice because our feet did not hurt yet! We were able to cover the whole tour which we highly recommend.

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Leawood, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The United States Holocaust Museum is a must-see museum stop for people of all ages (not very small children) all religions, races and nationalities. The museum addresses a specific time in history but the themes and lessons learned have universal significance. Visit soon and be sure to see the exhibit "Some were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust" We... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The day we went the air conditioning was on so high that it was hard to spend a lot of time at each exhibit. Well done museum. Not to be missed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Been 20 years since I was last there. The tour on the basement floor which is divided into 3 categories, was fantastic. Also then getting the ticket to do the 3 floors from top to bottom wonderful. Very touching and it makes one wonder how a human being can be so cruel and racial. For all those that survived until... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's really hard to review something like the USHMM, you really need to see it for yourself. It is a truly haunting and moving experience. This was my first time visiting but certainly not the last.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have never been to any other place that has affected me as strongly as this one. Even if you don't read and go through the information, just experiencing the spaces, designed to make you experience some of the feelings they describe, is overwhelming. It will affect you emotionally so prepare to "breathe in, breathe out" and even cry when... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wow, what an experience! I have only heard about the museum but never attended until this year. It is so hard to imagine that all the torture, abuse and death really happened. By the time you leave you will be in tears.

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