We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Travelers' Choice award winner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
Phone Number:
+1 202-488-0400
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial...

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 Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$95.00*
and up
Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
More Info
$350.00*
and up
Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC
More Info
$240.00*
and up
Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,589 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5301
    Excellent
  • 975
    Very good
  • 276
    Average
  • 80
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
this is a must visit

people whos visit the holocaust can learn alot from our history. I was very touch when visiting this memorial

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
pajodha
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

7,589 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 6,671: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

people whos visit the holocaust can learn alot from our history. I was very touch when visiting this memorial

Helpful?
Thank pajodha
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is one that will touch your heart forever. The exhibits are done in a thought provoking manner and will make you understand the horrors of World War II. Several of the exhibits are very graphic and disturbing but need to be shared so we never forget.

Helpful?
Thank Shawn G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is well worth the wait. You have to get in line to get tickets for the day which gives you time to see other things that morning. This museum is one that will trouble you for some time, not because of what is presented, but your realization that this actually happened and so many people dies. The bridge... More 

Helpful?
Thank BillyJoeMat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best museums in the U.S. I have been many times. The presentation does a great job of taking you through the dark chronology and, ultimately, the uplifting triumph over an evil regime.

Helpful?
Thank cykidd
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial has just so much information, and has many videos, photos, and readings that really educate you on the importance of understanding it. It has videos from back when it was actually happened, and has real artifacts.

Helpful?
Thank Natalie D
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most important contemporary museums built on the US Mall, The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a forthright reminder of the hate and evil men are capable of putting in the world. Constantly evolving exhibits are very difficult to comprehend, but easy to see--even when looking away to avoid the ultimate horrors displayed. Your visit is at a specific... More 

Helpful?
Thank thetravelingpoet2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has done an incredible taking you on the journey of what happened during the Holocaust. It walks you through stage by stage telling individual stories as well as overall history as you progress through the exhibit. They have done a fantastic job of educating about what happened for all ages. I have been multiple times and every time... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karlie C
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure to notice the way you are guided through and blocked from the various exhibit areas. It's intentional. Plan your visit to include time at the memorial room and in the rooms for learning what we all can do to prevent another holocaust.

Helpful?
Thank winxalot
Far Hills, New Jersey
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A place everyone must visit to keep us all reminded of the ugly past. Not a place for young children.

Helpful?
Thank bert f
baltimore
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very glad I was able to see this. It is a very moving experience. Everyone should see this museum, starting with early teens and up.

Helpful?
Thank goingtonarnia

Travelers who viewed United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also viewed

 

Been to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other visitors
29 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (29)

Questions? Get answers from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?