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National Museum of Crime & Punishment - CLOSED

575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-393-1099
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Great experience with few "glitches"

Overall, I would highly recommend this museum. I was a bit leery because their website looks a... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2013
WanderJunkie
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Wauwatosa, WI
Pleasantly Surprised

I recently came here with my friends. We bought our tickets through Groupon, so they were... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2013
Kelly5575
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Overall, I would highly recommend this museum. I was a bit leery because their website looks a little "sketchy" compared to other museums, but thought it was worth a shot and I'm glad I did! Purchasing tickets on their website saves you a couple bucks;...More

1  Thank WanderJunkie
CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear WanderJunkie – Great Name! Thank you so much for your review! I wanted to address the employee on their cell phone first as that is a big problem. I will address this review with my staff. I am so glad, aside from that, your...More

Reviewed February 25, 2013

I recently came here with my friends. We bought our tickets through Groupon, so they were significantly cheaper. I'm not sure I'd want to pay much more to visit a museum in DC, considering so many other ones are free. But once we got there...More

1  Thank Kelly5575
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you spent the day with us and had a great time exploring our museum. It is definitely a lot larger than it appears! :-)

Reviewed February 21, 2013

This museum is a lot of fun. Besides cars and paraphenalia from well known criminals there are articles and stories on all the well known older as well as recent serial killers. Bonnie and Clyde's "car" that is there is actually the one in the...More

1  Thank Sharon C
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you so much for your review and for your feedback! We are happy that you had fun at the museum!!

Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went in on a goof and was very pleasantly surprised. Well, it wasn't pleasant -- it was a crime and punishment museum after all! But it was very interesting, interactive displays and loads of info and pictures. Best of all were the simulators and the...More

1  Thank CathyinNY_8
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

We are happy to hear that you were " very pleasantly surprised". It is great that you found the information interesting and enjoyed the various interactives, especially the firearms and driving simulators! We hope to see you again! :-)

Reviewed February 19, 2013

Well, I have always been infatuated with law enforcement, crime shows, serial killers, forensics,etc. This museum has it all. As much as it will shock you, it provides good information. I spent nearly 3.5hrs during a day trip to DC from New York. The cost...More

1  Thank SkyManagerNYC
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review and for visiting us! We are thrilled that you loved the Crime Museum!! The museum definitely offers something different than the typical DC attractions. :-) We hope you will come see us again, and maybe try one...More

Reviewed February 14, 2013

I almost didnt go because I was so tired and worn out by the time I was supposed to go this museum. I forced myself to get off my butt (because I had already purchased tix online) and I am glad I got off my...More

Thank jdmseattle
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you found energy and were able to come visit us! And every happier to hear that it was "well worth the visit!" I agree that our society is curious about crime and punishment, and the museum...More

Reviewed February 14, 2013

From the earliest times of punishment to the most current forensic testing models, this museum is a Crime Junkie's paradise. I arrived at 10:00 am just as they opened. I did not complete the museum though so I will return. The covered everything from the...More

1  Thank Dolphindelight
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed the museum and were able to participate in some of our interactives, such as the driving simulator! Definitely come back and see us so you can finish exploring the museum and check out a...More

Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is entertaining, interesting, and educational for kids...I'd say 9 & up. Adults will like this better especially if you have an interest in law enforcement, serial killers, the old west, or the mob. It keeps you entertained all the way through. I decided to...More

Thank happy880
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your feedback! I am so happy that you enjoyed the museum and it kept you entertained, especially since you are a Criminal Justice major!! Come back and see us again!

Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

I took my niece to DC to celebrate her graduation from law school & before she started her job as criminal defense atty (ok, I was actually trying to talk her out of that particular speciality...) we had an amazing time--I had figured it would...More

Thank WannaEscapeFromNY
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your review and for visiting us! I am thrilled that you and your niece had an awesome time at the museum! The driving simulator is definitely a wild ride! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to DC! :-)

Reviewed January 30, 2013

My friend and I visited and the exhibits are pretty cool. They high light some of America's most notorious criminals and even provide hands-on exhibits. Had a coupon to attend, but probably wouldn't attend otherwise, because the proce is every expensive per person- I imagine...More

1  Thank IFLYHIGH89
CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Dear IFLYHIGH89 – Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are always looking to improve and your feedback is very important to us. There are coupons all over the city so make sure you try to find one. That...More

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