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National Museum of Crime & Punishment - CLOSED

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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Mar 28, 2017
“Amazing exhibits”
Mar 14, 2017
“Great museum- fun and educational”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was my second visit to the NMCP - and I brought a friend to take the detectives challenge - which is great for families or couples. We set aside 2 hours, and still didn't make it through the last 20% of the museum in...More

5  Thank xopher2000
CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear Xopher2000, Thank you for the rave review. We are so glad to hear that you came back to see us for a second time. We agree, we are an excellent choice if you are looking for something different.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum on Feb 16th. We were looking forward to it. Paid approximately $45. Kind of steep but we enjoy this type of museum about mafia etc.. I have never been more disappointed in my life with how this turned...More

10  Thank Joe B
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Went to this museum to see some of the crime scenes we had read about and it was very factual and interesting. All sorts of objects including a set up of the car Bonnie and Clyde were killed in. Some very famous criminals stories are...More

Thank 965allanm
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We had such a great day at this museum. The CSI interactive forensics was fabulous (we got to figure out who done it!). We learned so much about a wide range of "criminals" while having a blast- literally. You can try a realistic police shootout...More

Thank michel c
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Museum of C&P is very educational--fun too. Take some extra money for tokens to try the shoot out, glock and driving. LOVED the CSI section. Take your time--you wont get through quickly--read everything and test your knowledge at some of the stations. After doing this...More

Thank Sorcerer55
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Really liked this place. Very informative and had interactive exhibits. The gift shop has some unique items. Get your ticket on-line ahead of time, you get a slight discount.

1  Thank dawnies93
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Probably one of the more interesting museums I have been to. Also loved seeing things from the show Mysteries at the Museum. Interesting place for a family with older kids.

Thank Brittany K
Reviewed March 8, 2016

The size of this museum is bigger than you realize when you first walk in. We thought we would be in and out in an hour. There is a lot of reading and the museum takes you through centuries of the history of crime and...More

1  Thank Chad H
Reviewed February 5, 2016

Museum was enjoyable. Lots of interactive displays and self-paced touring allows to take in more or less depending on interests. We did a CSI crime lab activity and my teen daughters loved it!

Thank KingzKidinPA
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Take a break from all the History of Washington DC and enjoy the Museum. My 10 and 12 year old boys were fascinated by all the torture from the Middle ages to the code breaking techniques, and laughed out loud when reading about the criminals...More

Thank Cynsu1
Reviewed December 16, 2015

By the time I got around to reviewing this, I'd learned this museum closed--which is awful! I understand the economical uphill battle it was fighting, trying to compete w/ free Smithsonian museums, but it's too bad. We went here as a tribute to my mom,...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The museum is set up like a one way maze so you hardly miss anything. The items on display range from great to haunting, from amazing to eerie. A good day trip if you're ever in the area. Definitely do the detective handbook thingie, it...More

Thank Gilbert V
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