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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 202-488-0400
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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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There is nothing I can say beyond please take the time to visit the Holocaust Museum. This is one of the most moving and touching places you can see in all of Washington, D.C... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There is nothing I can say beyond please take the time to visit the Holocaust Museum. This is one of the most moving and touching places you can see in all of Washington, D.C. Even if you're traveling with younger family members, go in and see Daniel's Story. It is designed for a younger audience, but if you take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The collection of personal accounts of holocaust victims and survivors is so well presented , for a moment it feels one is living through their harrowing experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An absolute must see. If you do nothing else in D.C. you owe it to yourself to visit this museum. It will change your view on life.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We expected to spend an hour or two of our busy day at the Holocaust Museum, but ended up completely absorbed by the hundreds of stories told via the sensitive, realistic and historically important exhibits on the incredibly detailed and conceived three full floors. Over more than a four hour journey, I took dozens of very moving inspiring pictures about... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was quite surprised to enter and find that there is no admission fee. It is such a beautiful space and all of the exhibits are so well done. One could spend days here, reading all of the wonderful information, listening to survivor stories on tape, watching videos and just reflecting on the events that led to the need for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the main reasons my husband and I went to Washington D.C. recently was to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. We heard that it is the best Holocaust Museum in the U.S., and that's true! We spent 4 hours there, and that wasn't even enough time to see everything. It was very crowded when we were there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was prepared for a very depressing experience but I'm so glad that I went! I thought I had known a lot about the holocaust but I only knew a fraction; the museum was very informative and thorough. The building itself was beautiful and made for a perfect tribute to those lost and affected by the holocaust. I highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you prebook one of the exhibits. You have to go on there website to obtain a timed entry. Well worth the visit. Lots to see and learn about. Very sad, but many different genocides have occurred around the world and the museum touches on them as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum (kind of sad, but well made), It is an expositions of pictures and texts. Security at entrance is very strict. The security guard told my boyfriend to drink from our bottle of water to make sure it was safe to bring in. My boyfriend was a bit nervous (he speaks more French than English) and he did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A horrible subject but the exhibition was very, very good. There cannot be anyone not being thoughtful after visiting this museum.

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