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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 #10 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This museum is a very comprehensive display of the holocaust and is an educational experience, even for those who already have a lot of knowledge. It is extremely informative, emotional draining.

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FLORIDA
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Wow what a place! It's hard to believe that this happened only 75 years ago. There's alot to take in. Even though we've known this story since school, there's so much more that is explained. It's hard to digest & I found myself close to tears a few times. It's upsetting and horrific, but we should never forget.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Very moving experience. We visited in the afternoon and all tickets to main exhibits were gone for the day. However, the not ticketed exhibits were very good; very emotional. Palestinian pickets outside in very poor taste.

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Franklin, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

More than what I was expecting to see and hear. It is just inconceivable to me that this kind of treatment of people happened. The story's from the survivors are hard to listen to and the courage to live they had to stay s live. I recommend this museum to everyone but allow at least 2 to 3 hours to... More

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Winchester
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I hadn't realised you needed a ticket to see 80% of the museum so I consider myself lucky to have stumbled across the queue and to get a ticket for just 30 minutes after my arrival. It really is a haunting place - we all know it happened - it is not a feel good place but you can learn... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The whole story of Holocaust season is being found here...from the print and video. Even the smell of the place changes from one room to anther. This takes at least 2-3 hours if you are into learning the holocaust era.. Walking distance from Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a phenomenal museum that will stay with you long after your visit. I suggest you go on a day you can spend hours there and not be rushed to meet the next check-off on your agenda. Allow time afterward to process what it brings out in you and just sit somewhere to process what you have seen and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This museum tells the heart-rending story of the Holocaust with graphic exhibits, the message being "this must not ever happen again" Outstanding exhibits, the one with the shoes always gets me ...... The museum was really busy during the June break, but with a little perseverance we managed to get "timed" tickets on the day we were there. Suggest one... More

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was my second trip to the museum and brought my 13 year old along. While he has studied some aspects of WWII in school, this was quite eye opening for him. Some parts were still a little graphic for his taste, but with the walls around those exhibits it was easy to know which ones we might want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was not my first trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum, but it was my husbands. I have been there several times as a high school teacher with students and each time it is amazing how much the students get it after touring the museum. However, going through this museum with my husband and really getting to spend time reading... More

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