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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

700 Army Navy Dr., DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
+1 202-307-3463
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Great little museum in Arlington

Museum has history of drugs, history of DEA, effect of drugs on society and how drugs are illegally... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob S
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Interesting history of the agency

Friendly staff, small but full museum. Fascinating history of drugs in our country. So sad that we... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
hagemannj
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Laurel, Maryland
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An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
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  • Average21%
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700 Army Navy Dr., DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum has history of drugs, history of DEA, effect of drugs on society and how drugs are illegally brought into our country. A must see for every adult and teenager to show the effect of drugs has on America. Museum is small but informative and...More

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Lovesmuseums, Director at DEA Museum & Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Friendly staff, small but full museum. Fascinating history of drugs in our country. So sad that we are repeating the opioid crisis that ended 100 years ago. Learned about the drugs, the people on both sides and more. I would not recommend for young children...More

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Lovesmuseums, Director at DEA Museum & Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small place. The information is priceless. The history is very good and relative. It should be on your need to see list. The gift shop, is small also but packed with some cool stuff.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not many people would know about this museum. It's a gem near the Pentagon. I spent 2 hours here, and it was time well spent. It goes through how drugs became "popular", who started them, how it's grown, how it is smuggled in places, and...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The museum is wheelchair accessible however there are no nearby parking lots unless you can secure a spot on the street. You will have to park in the Pentagon City Shopping Center and then cross the street outside the Macy store. You will see a...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The DEA museum is pretty small. It is a lot of reading and there are approximately 4 videos playing on loops in different areas; all covering different topics. It appeared to me that the information dates up to 2013. It would have been better if...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This a museum for learning, and it's relatively small. I stayed an hour or so and read everything about every exhibit. If you can only do some of it, I'd recommend the earlier history sections. Many people touring the National Mall take the subway to...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. A lot to read and extremely informational although such sad history and statistics.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband was in a conference so I took off on my own and being a therapist that deals with a lot of clients with substance abuse I thought this would be an excellent choice of museums, and I was right. Extremely interesting and informative,...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Right across from the pentagon is a little known museum at the DEA offices. Detailing the history of drug use in the United States, it is an interesting and educational museum to visit.

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