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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 252 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A must to visit while in Washington. Very moving and makes you feel very humble. Make sure you book a time slot so you can view the permanent exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Such an important topic on which to create a museum, to detail the steps which preceded the extermination of so many, the atrocities carried out and the lessons which could be inferred. Very well displayed, lots to read(allow time) and see. Very sensitively portrayed with many references to people who perished. Many audio visual displays, footage from 20th centuary events.... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is well worth visiting. Even if you are traveling with children, there is an exhibit suitable for kids that tells of a young boy's experiences in an age appropriate manner. There are also exhibits regarding more recent events in Sudan and Rwanda. The main portion of the Holocaust exhibit is accessible by obtaining timed entrance tickets from the... More

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A very touching and important exhibit. We had younger kids, so we only went through the children's section. It was very well done.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure your children are mature enough to handle some very graphic images. This is a beautiful and poignant museum and is something we all must experience in our lifetimes to never forget what others experienced first hand. I think others have described the richness of the exhibits, so I won't do that again. It took us three hours to... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

History teaches us so much. This museum touches the heart no matter where you are from, no matter your religion. A must see!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This, for us, was a once in a lifetime experience. While we are close to DC and make a point of taking advantage of the tremendous offerings, this is not one we will ever do again. And yet, we were glad we did go and both felt it is important for visitors from around the world to at least spend... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are very nice and really leave you thinking about the devastation of the holocaust. But it is WAY too crowded even on a week day. It was frustrating trying to read anything in the exhibits because it was not well lit, and every time I started to read, another person stepped in front of me because it was... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went online and purchased a ticket so that we didn't have to wait in line. This is a MUST see for every adult. So much of what we learned in the past was just bits and pieces of history, even documentary shows on television didn't prepare me for what I read and saw. Very emotional and disturbing to even... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I learned a lot about this dark period in history. My husband and I felt our boys (17 and 13) should see these events. It is a somber exhibit and may be too much for young children.

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