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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the...more
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
National Mall
+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is awesome. The permanent exhibit is so well done but self guided so it’s lots of reading. If you want to read all the information and see every bit it will take you at least 4 hours. But it is so worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Full of history, lots of information. This is definitely a must see when visiting Washington DC. My wife and I visited and we both enjoyed. Entering from 14st the wait was at least 45 mins to an hour to enter the building. After getting inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 277gerardt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been here before (and Yad Vashem twice) I have to say take your time and I planned 4 hr and could have takken another hour. I have to say that the exhibit now includes some exhibits on local population collerbation, The Nazis could not have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Taking my daughter to learn and remember this horrific moment in time I feel was a great choice. This is a very powerful and moving exhibit and I have now toured it several times.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tamig549
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing can quite prepare you for how powerful the exhibits and the whole experience are. Never again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marcia32251
Reviewed 3 days ago

Exhibits really bring to life or in this case, death, the suffering of those that perished. Not a "feel good" place, but a museum necessary to honor those that died.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in DC during the government shut-down so I was glad that the Holocaust Memorial was open. I had planned to visit anyway and could do so. Hard to describe since the experience is so powerful but everyone should visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rbarris
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I walked through just a couple hours before it closed. We had never been through before, but was still a great decision to go. There is a lot of reading to digest all the info, so taking 3 or 4 hours would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 days ago

...And How it happened. The Holocaust is mind blowingly outrageous and horrific when you visit this museum. Free admission that requires a security check (a la TSA), to read and view every film and interactive exhibit requires more than 2 hours to do it justice....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 89frederickl
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very moving experience. Lots of thinking, reflection and emotion included when going through this museum. The whole exhibit is put together very well taking you through the timelines of events and showing you the "truths" of what was going on in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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December 19, 2018|
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Response from Beach1613 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October. There was no wait. No tickets needed.
July 22, 2018|
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Response from JBMartiniguy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just re-read your question, check you bag at your hotel and go back and get it otherwise you may have to wait outside while the rest in your group visit. There are also a few hotels nearby that may let you check your... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard in DC. Best to park at a metro station in VA or MA and take the metro.
Travel Forum Posts
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
How many days does it take cover? (1 Replies)
I'm planning to go over to Washington DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival next year. Me and my friends plan to go to the famous monuments and memorials. And the only museums we plan to visit are the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Holocaust Memorial Museum. So how many days does it take to cover? Is 4 days enough?
October 07, 2015|
Response fromDarrell6t|
With only those three objectives, I think you can do it in two days.
St. John's, Canada
Final plans for upcoming visit.... (3 Replies)
Thanks to all who participate on this forum. We are arranging the final details of our trip, for 11 people, including 5 teeneage boys. I am posting our proposed itinerary for your expert advice. I know with the limited time, we will probably only wet our appetite to go back for more! Please comment. Monday, August 14, 2006 Drive to WA, DC (drive is 2.5 hours, so we are allowing extra time, for traffic condition, etc) Visit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - tickets arranged...More
July 16, 2006|
Response fromSueFee|
Monday---it's all doable. As to the Days Inn on Columbia Pike--have you looked at the reviews posted here under "hotels"? The reason I asked is that this hotel is not convenient to a Metro station and one reviewer mentioned that they do have a free shuttle for their guests to Metro but it only leaves once an hour. Or were you planning on driving into the District and parking the car in a garage? On the weekends, this could work but on a weekday, traffic is miserable and garage parking does go...More
Burlington, Canada
How far in advance do you need to book? (4 Replies)
Hi, We have a couple of tourist things we will need to book in advance. We are arriving on Thurs. April 9th & leaving on Mon. April 13th. I was hoping to book only a day or two in advance as would like to be inside on rainy days. So we are planning on going to the Holocaust Memorial Museum & the International Spy Museum. I realize this may be a busy weekend so how far in advance should we purchase tickets - will a day or two before be sufficient? Thanks in advance for answering,...More
April 06, 2009|
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I would check to see what is available now (if possible) and then decide