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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

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Address: 700 Army Navy Drive, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 202-307-3463
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of...
An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
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If you have an interest in law enforcement or want to see how the DEA came to be and some of their major cases as well as drug abuse history in the United States, this is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you have an interest in law enforcement or want to see how the DEA came to be and some of their major cases as well as drug abuse history in the United States, this is a great place to visit. There is a self tour, a self audio tour or if you are lucky, the curator may be around... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the DEA Museum, despite the old fashioned exhibits and unusual setting. The museum is on the ground floor of DEA HQ in Arlington, in the shadow of the Pentagon. Museum-goers pass through the same doors as agency personnel on their way upstairs to intelligence, operations and administrative offices. The exhibits don't seem to have been refreshed much in... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've read about this museum, but wasn't able to get to it on our last trip. It was less than a 5 minute walk from the metro station. Very friendly staff and very informative. I recommend taking about 45 minutes to an hour for the free audio tour (and you get to keep the ear buds, nothing fancy but good... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Plenty of street parking. Very interesting - had driven by on numerous occasions and decided to finally check it out. Good for families - will capture and hold everyone's attention. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum is amazing. I would recommend it to family and friends. It very classy and informative and rich in history.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The DEA Museum across from the Pentagon City Metro Station and Pentagon City Mall is a MUST VISIT when in the WDC Area. Use the Yellow or Blue Metro Lines. Plan for a couple of hours, and don't rush your visit. Afterwards, eat dinner down the street @ Chevy's or at one of the great restaurants in the Pentagon City... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I did not get to spend much time here because I did not find out about it until my trip was almost over. I will be going back. It is so interesting! I teach a class on drugs at a University and this museum provides a great history of drugs in America. It is basically a simplified version of my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great experience and coverage of history. This museum is broken down into two sections; one covering history of illegal drugs and one covering over-the-counter medication abuse. The sections covering the history and story of illegal drugs was excellent but when you enter the section on over-the-counter meds, the museum changes drastically. It becomes boring and you are inundated with facts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

See this sign every time I come home from Pentagon City Mall. Finally decided to go it on a "kick". My friend and I thought it would be a quick visit..but over 2 hours later...we left. It's a small museum, but packed with history presented with exhibits featuring videos, audio, reading and examples. We kept on saying "who knew" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lovely little museum. Wife was sceptical but we both enjoyed the visit. One drug simply fills the void when the authorities gain control over another, so it's a never ending task. Wowed at the exhibit of the tunnel under the Mexico border. Please invest an hour of your time then you can go shopping in Macy's or the mall across... More 

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Additional Information about DEA Museum & Visitors Center

Address: Address: 700 Army Navy Drive, DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 202-307-3463
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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