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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-488-0400
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner 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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This museum had long been on my list of places to visit and, July of 2014, I finally had the opportunity. Admission is free but you need a timed pass to enter; we began at 11 am and completed our tour at 2 pm. The personal accounts, artifacts and videos are heart wrenching and hard to face. This is a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was blown away by this museum! I spent about 4 hours there even though I only planned on being there for 1 or 2. The exhibits are so well done. Truly mesmerizing.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This would be a mind blowing experience for someone who didn't know much before their visit. The setup is great because it's very easy to follow along with. I would plan on spending 2 hours at a minimum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint of heart, this museum tells the story as it happened. It is emotionally draining, frightening, and hard to see. All that said, it is not to be missed if only for the historical significance of what happened so we all know that it can never happen again, ever. The displays are excellent, the traffic pattern unique... More 

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seattlelover317
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must see in DC. The museum is very informative - giving many details as to what led up to Hitler's takeover. Such sad stories of what the Jews endured. The museum is free.

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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our daughter announced a month or so ago that she was going to be studying the Holocaust. We thought it would be great to give her grounding on the matter by making a trip to DC to see the Memorial. The quality of the entire exhibition might be the best museum layout we've seen in the world. The nightmarish exploits... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I do not like to go through a security screening worse than the airport when entering a public museum. We lingered on the sidewalk when we exited the property waiting for a tour buss and were told that we has to move down the sidewalk by an overzealous security guard. My wife and I and friends are in our 60's... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

From the moment we entered it was clear this was not your average museum visit. The mood is very somber. Even the younger children seemed to understand this place was different. We spent a little over two hours in the permanent exhibition -- although there was much more to see we had reached our limit. The stories told by survivors... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I went with a group of acquaintances and I was moved by this museum. Even though I had done plenty of background research and learned about what occurred, it was nothing compared to seeing it and being surrounded by it. THe layout of the museum is very well done, it is about 5 floors of informative and moving information. I... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

there are much better holocost museums. the one in Israel is ten times better. aside form the shoes it isn't worth more than an hour

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