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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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Reviewed yesterday

This museum isn't the most "fun" or "uplifting" museum you can see in DC. However, it is definitely one of the most impactful. This museum reminds everyone of the horrors that happened and leaves you wondering how this could happen again. This is probably one...More

Thank neeko215
Reviewed 2 days ago

Regardless of your background, this is one of DC's must see places. And if you leave anything but speechless, you didn't do it right. Very powerful.

Thank Forfeitboy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums I've ever encountered. The museum is definitely a place to visit with or without children. The place will take away your words and leave you thinking about how could this happen and how do we keep from this...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very real Very sad but in a way we all should be exposed to in the reality of the history Extremely educational Tastefully done for the whole family. Captions on all the movies

Thank 9kidsus
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site is important for people to see. It is very well done and tells the story of the Holocaust. The area that shows the Holocaust through the eyes of a child is very meaningful and emotional.

Thank KEITH10
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum is right off Independence Blvd and 14th St. Look for the signs. If you are coming off the Smithsonian Metro, take a left as you come onto Independence Blvd and walk down the 14th and take a left. We went in September so...More

Thank YellowBrickRdWeGo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have toured this memorial when it first opened and now after 9/11. The first time with my 17 yr old son .We talked for hours about the man's inhumanity to man. This visit was with my wife... and the same discussion . Sad

Thank MickKalamazoo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This period in human existence is a terrible piece of history However the way it has been portrayed in this museum is both thought provoking, and disturbing at the same time. To consider people in our lifetime could treat another human because of their faith...More

1  Thank Shane n
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very moving and worth seeing the history in one place Excellent, take your time as it takes a good 2hrs plus to really appreciate the take in the true nature of history

Thank lsgill08
Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible information and artifacts as you follow a person ( u get their passport) along the museum to eventually find out if they perished or survived. Been there three times and I always see something new, learn something new. Go to see this on a...More

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8 August 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, Tickets are not required for entrance to the Permanent Exhibition September through February. All the Best, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Julie T
24 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
Hope you get some good answers;because we stayed in town and used Metro,Uber and walked plenty. On street parking nearby(OhioDrSw;Basin)is free but absolutely strict on 2hr limit, the ticket is expensive and you probably... More
Lee B
10 July 2017|
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Response from KdeBz | Reviewed this property |
I think it is for the main exhibit and you can look around the main entrance, cafe, gift shop, and exhibit on the Cambodian war.