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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 #9 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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Toronto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I will never forget the smell of the shoes. What an incredible place, beautiful, haunting... not for kids. I feel like i was a witness to history. Give yourself a good three hours. And remember to visit the hall of rememberance and light a candle

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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A must to see but be prepared to be shocked, the exhibits and the story told is heartbreaking, but you must go and see it

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Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I did not expect this place to have such an upsetting effect. Give yourself plenty of time to go around this museum. There is so much to see. We had limited time as we went in relatively late in the afternoon. We spent about 1 and half hours but we really needed 3+ hours.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very hard hitting museum - with amazing stories and artifacts. Could spend 2-3 hours here. It has such a hard hitting message about the different contributors to the holocaust.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was one of the first museums we did on our trip, and it was fabulous! The museum had such a wonderful lay out, was informative, moving, and really quite remarkable. The feel when you get when you ride up the elevator and see just the words "the holocaust" is very powerful. There are so many interesting artifacts, pictures, videos... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was hard to keep dry eyes. No one can possibly understand how anything like that could ever happen in any ones lifetime. I am so sorry for the families that had to endure this cruel and unjust treatment.

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Barnard Castle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You were given an identity card on arrival and had to read it at certain times throughout the visit . The card told you stage by stage how you managed and eventually wether you actually survived. It is a harrowing thought that man could be so cruel to other human beings.

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Topeka KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I finally took the time to visit the Holocaust Museum, although I admit, I wasn't overwhelmed by it. It is very well done, however, and I suspect it has more impact on those with either limited knowledge of WWII history, or a personal connection to the horrific events of that time. It would certainly be an excellent lesson... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hard to know where to start. An excellent museum covering a difficult subject. Not for young children. Gives an excellent explanation of how Hitler and the Nazis came into power and how they abused that power. Excellent displays, video and alot of information. Be prepared to stay many hours in order to do this justice.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

They do such an excellent job telling the story, and helping you understand the details. Most museums don't tell a story and jump too much into the weeds. I learned a lot of interesting information, and felt the pain of the lives impacted by this tragedy.

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