United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

History Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
Hours:
Open until 5:20 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:20 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. The Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide.

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    rabeb o.
    "Another MUST do in D.C very emotional and inspirational"(11 Tips)
    Dorothy R.
    "Get the ticket to permanent exhibit."(10 Tips)
    Mike B.
    "Daniels story is a must for all students."(5 Tips)
    Brett G.
    "A powerful experience to never forget."(3 Tips)
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  • Liz F.

    Great multimedia journal-based exhibit for kids.

    Liz Ferree · 1 week ago
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  • Dillon Q.

    Worth the trip. Take the tours!

    Dillon Quinn · 2 weeks ago
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  • Brett G.

    A powerful experience to never forget. This is a must visit place.

    Brett Garwood · 3 weeks ago
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  • Sebastián R.

    Excelente museo. Apenas llegue retire el ticket para ingresar a la exposición permanente.

    Sebastián Román · 3 weeks ago
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  • Mike D.

    A military ID gets you immediate entry.

    Mike Davis · June 25
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  • Mike D.

    This is one of the hardest museums to get through but one of the best presentations you will ever see. The room with the shoes will never leave my mind.

    Mike Davis · June 25
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  • T R

    The elevators are claustrophobic for a reason. This museum may make you a bit uncomfortable, it's supposed to.

    T R · June 24
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  • Kayla

    So much history and information in one building. I suggest going on the tour they offer.

    Kayla · June 19
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  • Andrew M.

    A moving place. Sad but must see

    Andrew Marshall · June 15
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  • Eric L.

    Very nice museum.

    Eric Liu · June 5
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  • Donna R.

    About to enter...

    Donna Reyes · May 29
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  • James W.

    Book your free ticket advance online, or go early in the day to see which time-slot tickets they are giving out.

    James Wong · May 19
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  • Aaron S.

    DO NOT miss this exhibit! Get tickets ahead or arrive before 10am to claim a day pass. The line starts early but we got right in!

    Aaron Smith · May 13
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  • Jason M.

    History is awesome

    Jason Morris · May 2
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  • stepher

    If you don't already have a ticket for the main exhibit, you will need to get on line EARLY to get a ticket for the same day. I'd recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to ticket dispersal.

    stepher · April 21
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  • Parker T.

    Somewhat depressing but otherwise a great learning opportunity, and an amazing way to honor those who died

    Parker T · April 20
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  • John C.

    Excellent exhibits. Make sure to reserve tickets well in advance or get in line before they open to get tickets.

    John Cockerill · April 13
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  • Shay

    Get early in the morning to get a ticket.

    Shay · April 12
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  • Hannah M.

    Tears and the most humbling moment ever

    Hannah Muery · April 11
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  • Jennifer

    Extremely thorough history of the holocaust; all aspects are included - the rise of Hitler, other groups persecuted by Hitler, what happened afterwards, etc; impressive amount of artifacts.

    Jennifer · April 6
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  • Mike A.

    Beautifully done and devastating. Must see.

    Mike Allen · March 24
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  • Norie W.

    Be prepared for getting off the elevator. You're in for a shock.

    Norie Wright · March 7
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  • Karl W.

    It plays in remembrance of a hard time in our history as a planet

    Karl Warren · February 23
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  • Ximena D.

    Muy buen museo! El recorrido es largo

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  • Trever L.

    Free admission and an excellent museum.

    Trever Loynd · February 15
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  • Martha

    A little depressing, but very informative.

    Martha · February 4
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  • Richard R.

    One of the most amazing museums I've ever seen. Good job America.

    Richard Revilla · January 24
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  • Holli H.

    Amazing museum.

    Holli Hume · January 18
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  • Shay-Jahen M.

    Wait until the end to see what happens to the individual on your identification card, it makes the experience more impactful.

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  • Carlos Eduardo A.

    Amazing! Museum to know the true story!

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  • Ryan K.

    What is there to say that hasn't been said. Though as far as museums go, there's a lot of reading and video watching. Not many displays.

    Ryan Kenner · December 29, 2014
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  • Esther D.

    This was awesome!

    Esther DeJesus · December 19, 2014
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  • Melissa M.

    Must walk through Daniels Story

    Melissa Michaud Nishan · December 14, 2014
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  • Gilles B.

    Very interesting. Never forget.

    Gilles Boeykens · December 13, 2014
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  • Guilherme U.

    Um dos melhores museus de Washington. Se você quer saber sobre o holocausto e o impacto dele em todo mundo, visite o lugar. E o melhor: é de graça

    Guilherme Umeda · December 2, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Get there a few minutes before the museum opens to beat the extremely long line. Try not to be bummed out for the rest of the day.

    Kelly Wong · November 6, 2014
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  • Arnaud R.

    Very intense museum a bit long for one single visit but so interesting and emotionnal.

    Arnaud Réauté · October 14, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Great place for reflection. However, the upper level gets crowded at times, so much so we missed most of first section.

    Kelly Wheeler · October 12, 2014
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  • Claudio P.

    Crude, completely describes brutality lived at those war times, hopefully will never happens again

    Claudio Palmas · October 12, 2014
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  • Mike B.

    Must stop here in DC. Daniels story is a must for all students.

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
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  • Carolina R.

    Amazing museum, beautiful and touching. Recommend it to everyone, although it might be too graphic for small children.

    Carolina Revilla · September 7, 2014
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  • Robbie K.

    Intense emotions.

    Robbie Keck · September 4, 2014
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  • Zara K.

    Powerful experience!

    Zara Khan · August 25, 2014
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  • Real Posh M.

    Daniel's Story is great for kids 7 & up.

    Real Posh Mom · August 20, 2014
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  • Ronald P.

    Great museum. Must see. Very sobering and somber experience.

    Ronald Patterson Jr · August 15, 2014
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  • Alex L.

    Take the tour. Its well worth it. I spent about 3 hours in this museum, it has 4 stories full of the history of the holocaust and WWII in general. Leaves you speechless

    Alex Lazo Vasquez · August 14, 2014
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  • Milena L.

    Vale muito a visita, que é gratuita. Fiquei emocionada inúmeras vezes.

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014
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  • Dennys B.

    One of the most emotional and humble places I have ever been. Anyone that goes to DC *must* visit to gain perspective of what people are capable to do

    Dennys Bisogno · August 10, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    Good museum with purchase ahead tickets

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Karina F.

    Touching place.. Hard not to cry in here

    Karina Freire · August 8, 2014
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