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National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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Address: 575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-393-1099
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pricy but very informative

I classify this as one of the can't miss for those that are interested in crime and or punishment. The museum is packed with information and interactive displays. Does a good job... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I classify this as one of the can't miss for those that are interested in crime and or punishment. The museum is packed with information and interactive displays. Does a good job with taking you through early crimes to modern day crimes. Many things not know, will leave you speechless at times. Overall I wish it was slightly less expensive... More 

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Far Rockaway, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As part of our College Tour, we had set up sightseeing opportunities for our students while in the DC area. The students absolutely LOVED the museum. It had something for everyone! All the information and interactive activities were great! I had one bus full of happy teenagers!!!

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Lawrence, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the Crime Museum while on a college tour with 20 high school students this past week. Everyone enjoyed all the wonderful things the museum has to offer! Couldn't get the kids to stop talking about it on the way back to NY!

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first time visiting this museum, but I have been to DC many times. There is LOTS of information and exhibits that take you from the old west to modern day. They have a blood spatter class you can take and lots of other CSI type of information. Exhibits on organized crime, famous criminals, the death penalty and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We first visited this museum 4 years ago when my kids were 10 and 12. I have to say they really enjoyed it on a deeper level this time around, and were able to appreciate more aspects of the exhibits. From the scavenger hunt, to the simulators, to the factual information - it is an all-around great museum for the... More 

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Dear luv2travelfam, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. It is so wonderful to hear about how your experience was different now that your kids are a little older. We appreciate your kind words and wish you an enjoyable rest of your summer. Sincerely, The Crime Museum More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I saw a brochure for this and it looked interesting for us while we were visiting the DC area. I did not expect it to be so large as the outside of the building looks small. Covers crime and criminals during many time periods. Museum has a lot of interactive information that adds a bonus to the tour. We had... More 

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Dear Beach1Mom, Thank you for your review. Like you, most people are surprised to discover the vast interior size of the museum. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the interactive aspects of our exhibits. Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay cool down there in FL. Thanks again, The Crime Museum More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It had some interesting stuff, but overall was more like something you would find in Branson or Wisconsin Dells or even Vegas. it was just not up to par compared to what else is in the area.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Dear optimuscamper, Thank you for contributing a review of the Crime Museum. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. We realize that our museum is not for everyone, but we do want you to know we appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, The Crime Museum More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We spend 2,5 hours mainly on the top floor on the thorough exhibit on crime trough centuries . Great ! Wish we had the stamina to be as thorough at the csi floor, looked really cool and activated for kids too

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Dear Bettina P, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The museum’s size is deceiving from the outside. We welcome you to come see us again anytime to check out what you missed the first time around! Sincerely, The Crime Museum More 

Hutto, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I thought this place was really neat. A good family place. Recommend getting tickets online ahead of time because it saves you a few bucks. It is bigger inside than it looks on the outside. Gift shop is small but it does have some neat items

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Hello dawnies93, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Crime Museum. We truly appreciate your kind words. We welcome you to come visit us again the next time you’re in the DC area. Thanks again, The Crime Museum More 

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Such a neat museum very cool to see how crime and punishment has changed over the years. Very informative and put in a very interesting way.

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this review

Dear Tanya Lee M, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a good time at our museum! Come visit us again soon. Sincerely, The Crime Museum More 

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Address: 575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-393-1099
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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