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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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 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.
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited this museum and we were overwhelmed with emotions. The museum is an incredible testimonial of the Holocaust. I thought I knew a lot about this horrible part of our human history but there is so much more of the story that must...More

Thank Rswill08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is more than a place; it is an unforgettable and emotional experience. This museum lets you learn and truly understand more about the Holocaust in a few hours than you could gain from a dozen books. Do not miss it.

Thank DRF616
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is not for the faint of heart. It is amazing and scary at the same time. It’s a great representation of what happened during that time period. Wouldn’t recommend this for families with children.

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to book tickets online- free. What a tragedy the Holocaust was to the Jews and the rest of the world. Great lay out- tour leaves you changed.

Thank Mbuina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was unbelievable. I have read many books throughout the years based on historical fiction, but nothing compares to viewing actual video footage. Simply heartbreaking that people can do this to a human being. I will never forget this museum, nor will I be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew this museum would be a difficult visit, but felt it was necessary to experience it. I went alone, which allowed me to walk thru at my own pace and with my own thoughts. It was also easy to skip sections if time or...More

Thank SMJ_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't recommend this for younger children.....can be scary. Middle School and up can learn so much from this memorial. It is an extremely emotional journey.....plan plenty of time to experience the museum as well as time to decompress after.

Thank Sandy165111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with lots of information. Start at the top and work your way down through time. Various perspectives provided. Was a little difficult to read some information when big groups came through due to the positioning of signs but otherwise layout was easy to...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set aside several hours to experience this thought-provoking museum that will leave you a changed person. Very well planned with so much information. Get there about 15 minutes before it opens because there will likely be a line.

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough place to visit but incredibly moving and important for all to learn about. The set-up is so incredibly well done as it places all that happened in a larger context and gets you really thinking about how soemthing like this happened....More

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October 30, 2017|
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Response from jjensenrn | Reviewed this property |
It was free. Areas to donate were available.
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
We went at the end of August last year on a whim without any advance tickets and we're able to get in with the very next group. If you know an exact time that you will visit order tickets. Allow yourself a bit of extra time... More
Stacy G
September 27, 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, We do have a cafeteria where our visitors can take a break and eat. However, it is not attached to our Museum. It is located on the 15th street plaza. Best, USHMM