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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 254 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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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is not for children, it has so many graphic pictures And stories, it was so sad that so many millions lost there lives Gave you a real understanding to what these poor people went through. May they all rest in peace.

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Wahpeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't get to the Museum until afternoon and waited in line and it was worth the wait, wish I had time to go through it again to see/read what I missed the first time. Appreciated the respect the tourist showed with whispering throughout the Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I've been there with my 9 year old daughter. It's a hard subject for a kid and it was the first time she was in a museum like this, though she has already heard about the holocaust in school. The Daniel's section for kids was a perfect way to teach this. Soft, but real, it made she feel exactly what... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is likely to take longer than you think. We started our visit at 3pm on a Friday afternoon in October and were advised we would have time to see it all but by 5:30 we were only at the start of the third floor. So we came back the next day and floors 3,2 and 1 took two... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

great setting , very interesting displays , a museum not to be missed in Washington . great also for students and young people in general

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I traveled with kids from 19 yrs - 6 yrs so every person will take away a different perspective. There is a family-oriented, separate section catered towards children - but even quickly walking through the museum (been there previously), you can direct attention appropriately.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So sad especially where there piles of baby shoes in one part of the museum. The box carts and the pictures are extremely emotional. That hitler was a psycho

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of Washington's finest. A must see by everyone as covers the topic so well and seeks to remind us that the world needs to ensure this never happens again. Saddest part is soon their will be no survivors left to tell the horrors of this era.

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Muskegon Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We arranged to meet with a survivor of the holocaust. He really brought the holocaust to reality. He was 92 years old and still sharp as a tack. His story is something that a book needs to written about. After the talk we visited the permanent exhibits. What a moving museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is well done. Starting on the 3rd floor you follow the events as they happened. Plan to spend about 3 hours for this very moving experience. You exit into a big, bright room where you can collect your thoughts and light a candle.

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