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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 #8 of 241 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.
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Camarillo, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Although the subject matter of this memorial is very sad, it's definitely worth a visit. Like all the museums in DC, it was very crowded, which distracted from the experience and your ability to take it all in. But the holocaust was such an epic tragedy, that as a human being you need to pay respect to the victims and... More

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Cardiff
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The unusual layout of this museum produces a strong empathy in the visitor, introducing you to the powerlessness and horror faced by those who suffered without resorting to 'shock tactics' or overly dramatic displays. The pictures and artefacts speak for themselves, as they should. I was particularly moved by the exhibition of shoes, which I thought was a replica or... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This museum experience has been designed to draw you in, to be witness to the stories of the holocaust victims and survivors, to remind you what happens when good people do nothing, to tell the history of the Third Reich, to inspire, to disgust, to fill you with regret but also to give you hope. Near the beginning of the... More

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Murrieta, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is not a museum you casually walk in to, spend an hour and move on. You must plan your visit as entry to the permanent exhibit is limited to the number of people they allow in and even then it can be crowded. The Web site suggests you get a ticket online (they charge $2 for reservation to the... More

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This memorial is not to be missed. Very touching and well done. It has an important part in our nations history and the history of the world. Dont miss it.

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Costa Mesa, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great museum filled with artifacts, pictures and tremendous stories. So sad and horrifying, but well done.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wow, I was prepared but I was not expecting such a well put together exhibit. They tell the story from beginning to end and when you realize how much those suffered it will bring tears to your eyes. It's not a place for younger children and if you don't book online for tickets, get there early or you will not... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

You get chills when you go through this museum. It's amazing how they depict WWII from the Jewish perspective. There were some parts that almost brought me to tears. They showed short 15 min films that had people in tears. It's a lot to take in and so educational. I was speechless when I left the museum. Each exhibit was... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The museum was absolutely the best museum I've ever visited. The artifacts, history, videos, etc. were excellent. Obviously, it was somewhat of a morbid experience, and the atmosphere changed as soon as you stepped off the elevator into the exhibit rooms because everyone took it seriously. I could have spent a few days in there and not seen everything, but... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very gruelling visit to the Holocaust Museum...as one would expect. Pictures you will not forget. Not to be missed on a trip to DC.

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