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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 253 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Heartbreaking, emotional, informative and educational. You will need at least 3 hours here but, if you really want to read and experience everything available, expect to spend most of a day here. An amazing timeline of a dark period in history, the stories, the pictures, the remaining belongings of the unfortunate victims are something everyone should see and hear so... More

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Hulbert, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

to say this memorial is interesting is a understatement . it is so moving it is not for the faint of heart the do not pull any punches the piles of shoes the bales of hair the pictures omg . to see what people did to other people is amazingly scary . if you go you see why they say... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It was very moving and informative. I believe everyone should visit it. Loved the part about getting a person and following what was happening to them.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Where else can you visit the museum and then get a comforting bowl of matzo ball soup after reliving the holocaust experience? i go to this museum to remember that history is constantly repeating itself. I go to the holocaust museum to remember how horrible the holocaust was, and to remind myself that these atrocities can be repeated if we... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps the nearest you will come to understanding the fate of so many fellow human beings and how so very many died. Their lives cut so cruelly short, in the name of war, yet these were the innocent, the children, the mothers, the fathers, when walking through the halls please reflect on those faces and stories you see... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was the most memorable stop of our tour of Washington DC. The interior has an industrial look and feel which is very appropriate considering the nature of the museum. The exhibits are in chronological order and lead you from the rise of the Nazis through the Nuremberg Trials. I am not ashamed to admit I shed tears at some... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You may have read about the Holocaust in books or even viewed shows on the history channel, but the experience you will get from the Holocaust museum will be like no other museum experience ever! The permanent exhibition is very informative, disturbing & graphic so it is recommended for kids 11 and up. There is also an exhibition for 8-10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is part of the Smithsonian Museums and entry is free of charge. The amount of information in this museum is tremendous and to really go through the museum you would have to allocate at least 3 to 4 hours.

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Mississauga
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Yes, most of this memorial museum was disturbing, but I had to see it with my own eyes. And am so glad that I did - although I was completely emotionally exhausted by the end of our tour. Give yourself 2.5hrs.

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is not your typical learning adventure. The power of the Holocaust resonates in a brooding and forlorn chronological trip through the key events surrounding Hitler's reign of terror. I Would not bring anyone under age ten to this museum. Graphic images abound. Very disturbing and somber. A lot of tears from visitors. What struck me most was how... More

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