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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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I saw the sign outside the museum on my way to our hotel and decided to look up some information about it. Reading the reviews from other people really helped and I incorporated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I saw the sign outside the museum on my way to our hotel and decided to look up some information about it. Reading the reviews from other people really helped and I incorporated it into our museums to visit during our DC vacation. I do not regret it. My teenage daughter and 10 year old son found it to be... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have gone to this museum several times, it is closed on weekends and Monday's, but it is a great museum to see. It's not large and doesn't take a lot of time to view, but has some very interesting exhibits.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Located in an office building across the street from Pentagon City Fashion mall. Even though it is a busy street to cross, there are walk signals and a wide median to wait for the next walk signal. Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am to 4pm. Free. Museum is smaller, but not busy. There is also a small gift shop... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about DEA Museum & Visitors Center

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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