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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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Fun Visit

My 16-year old daughter and I enjoyed this museum. You journey through crime through time. It... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2013
zeens
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decatur, il
Pretty good museum

My husband and I went to this museum because we were in DC during the government shutdown. It was a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2013
Kate V
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Indiana, United States
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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575 7th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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+1 202-393-1099
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My 16-year old daughter and I enjoyed this museum. You journey through crime through time. It flows well. There was a lot of reading, sometimes too much. At times, I was trying to read all the information and others were trying to do the same...More

Thank zeens
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Hi Zeens- Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you and your daughter came to see us and enjoyed the museum! The audio device is a great alternative that can eliminate some of the reading, while providing some additional info! Maybe next...More

Reviewed 21 October 2013

My husband and I went to this museum because we were in DC during the government shutdown. It was a really interesting museum but there were some parts of their exhibits (mostly hands-on parts) that were not working. They have police car simulations and weapons...More

1  Thank Kate V
CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Kate V - Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our Top Detective Challenge. Our simulators are an intricate part of our Museum and they are never down. We do have our staff sometimes leave to go do bathroom...More

Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I are both huge crime buffs so we loved this musuem. The museum takes you through the early history, through popular criminals up to how a crime is solved. It used to be the old site of filming for America's Most Wanted...More

Thank Travelbug4574
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Hi Travelbug4574- Thank you for coming to see us at the Crime Museum! We are thrilled that you and your husband had a great visit and enjoyed the Top Detective Challenge! I agree - there is a ton to do and see! I bet you...More

Reviewed 19 October 2013

There are some interesting exhibits at this museum, including torture devices, an early electric chair, serial killer information, etc. However, the majority of the exhibits were pictures/text not often accompanied by artifacts. I found the stories and facts interesting, but it was way too much...More

Thank meowlise
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Thank you for visiting us! We are glad that you found some of our exhibits especially interesting, and enjoyed the stories and facts! There are over 100 interactives, including a police line-up, lie detector test, crack-a-safe, booking room etc.which both children and adults typically enjoy...More

Reviewed 18 October 2013

This could truly be overload. When you enter a crime happening.(on film) What did you see, what do you remember? Takes you from there to how a crime scene is investigated and sifted thru. So much is packed into this building. Early torture devices. Pirates,...More

1  Thank oncearoundtwice
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Thank you for your review! I agree - there is a lot of information in our museum and plenty of interactives! We hope that you enjoyed your visit! We do have a Halloween event, Fright at the Museum - you should come check it out...More

Reviewed 18 October 2013

This museum is beyond interesting starting from the Wyatt Earp straight through America's Most Wanted and CSI......I was so glad we did this while we were in DC, would recommend to anyone with an interest on the macabre side and can't wait to go back.More

Thank Tara H
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Hi Tara H- Thank you for visiting us! We are so happy that you had a great time at the museum and found it "beyond interesting." We hope that you had a nice time in DC and will visit us next time you are in...More

Reviewed 18 October 2013

We only made it through the first half of the museum before we became too tired of walking and standing to continue (we are both 70). The displays are well done, but most of them are boards with pictures and text. We found the first...More

Thank KenandDeeOlsen
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Hi KenandDeeOlsen - Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found several our displays interesting, but we are sorry to hear that you found yourselves tired halfway through :-( There are a few places to sit; however, we do understand that it...More

Reviewed 17 October 2013

Since everything we would usually visit was closed we decided on checking out the other sites. We decided to check out this museum and were pleasantly surprised. It felt like a sister museum of the Spy Museum. Our 9 and 11 year old boys loved...More

Thank Hawaiiantraveler66
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

HI Hawaiiantraveler66 - thank you for your review! Even though most of the DC sites were closed, we are happy that it gave you the chance to come visit us! We are even happier that you and your sons had a great time and loved...More

Reviewed 16 October 2013

Since the majority of the things we had planned for our trip to DC were closed (thank you US Government), I was forced to improvise in entertaining my 13yo daughter who is ADHD and speech impaired. This was one of the pricier places we went...More

Thank Sundee McMullin P
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

We are so thrilled that you and your daughter had a great time at our museum! I know that the shutdown put a damper on a lot of trips people had planned, but on the plus side, you got to visit us! The Top Detective...More

Reviewed 16 October 2013

Starts with medieval devices, lots of displays about the criminals of the early 20th Century (Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, etc), various execution methods (a guillotine, a gas chamber, an electric chair, a lethal injection machine). There's a shooting simulation where you have to...More

Thank battydiver
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

I agree- both the driving and firearms simulators are really fun and are worth trying!! It's pretty neat to get to use the same simulators that are used in police training! :-) Thank you for visiting us and thank you for writing your review!

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