United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

History Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C. 20024, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:20 PM
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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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    Dennys B.
    One of the most emotional and humble places I have ever been.(11 Tips)
    Mike B.
    Daniels story is a must for all students.(5 Tips)
    Richard R.
    A very somber reminder that WWII killed more than just soldiers.(3 Tips)
    Kim C.
    great way to introduce kids to the atrocity of the Holocaust.(3 Tips)
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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 · 2 days ago
  • 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 · 1 week ago
  • Jason M.

    History is awesome

    Jason Morris · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Parker T.

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

    Parker T · April 20
  • 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
  • Shay

    Get early in the morning to get a ticket.

    Shay · April 12
  • Hannah M.

    Tears and the most humbling moment ever

    Hannah Muery · April 11
  • 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
  • Mike A.

    Beautifully done and devastating. Must see.

    Mike Allen · March 24
  • Norie W.

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

    Norie Wright · March 7
  • Karl W.

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

    Karl Warren · February 23
  • Ximena D.

    Muy buen museo! El recorrido es largo

  • Trever L.

    Free admission and an excellent museum.

    Trever Loynd · February 15
  • Martha

    A little depressing, but very informative.

    Martha · February 4
  • Richard R.

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

    Richard Revilla · January 24
  • Holli H.

    Amazing museum.

    Holli Hume · January 18
  • Shay-Jahen M.

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

  • Carlos Eduardo A.

    Amazing! Museum to know the true story!

  • 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
  • Esther D.

    This was awesome!

    Esther DeJesus · December 19, 2014
  • Melissa M.

    Must walk through Daniels Story

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

    Very interesting. Never forget.

    Gilles Boeykens · December 13, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arnaud R.

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

    Arnaud Réauté · October 14, 2014
  • 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
  • Claudio P.

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

    Claudio Palmas · October 12, 2014
  • Mike B.

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

    Mike Barker · October 4, 2014
  • 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
  • Robbie K.

    Intense emotions.

    Robbie Keck · September 4, 2014
  • Zara K.

    Powerful experience!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Dirty B.

    Good museum with purchase ahead tickets

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • Karina F.

    Touching place.. Hard not to cry in here

    Karina Freire · August 8, 2014
  • Richard R.

    A very somber reminder that WWII killed more than just soldiers.

    Richard Reynolds · August 6, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The permanent exhibition tells the full story of the Holocaust by the use of actual objects rescued by survivors and Allied liberators of the concentration camps and ghettos, oral histories, etc... Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Willian O.

    Pesada a atmosfera aqui...

    Willian Oliveira · August 4, 2014
  • Bruno J.

    Best museum in town! Very tough though, u'll might not hold your crying but worth the visit.

    Bruno Johnson · July 22, 2014
  • Hec T.

    Reserve space in advance

    Hec Tor · July 18, 2014
  • Julie G.

    Good displays but very repetitive. Keep moving past crowds whenever possible.

    Julie G · July 9, 2014
  • Penina M.

    If you are into history, than this is surely the place to visit. I hope that everyone sees this Memorial Museum someday... - Penina Mezei

    Penina Mezei · June 24, 2014
  • Abhishek

    Do not miss visiting this place if you are planning your DC trip. Excellent exhibits.

    Abhishek · June 8, 2014
  • Wendy M.

    Take your time as there is a lot to take in. Powerful and emotional. ..moving.

    Wendy McNeil · June 3, 2014
  • Trevor R.

    The best time to come is before May!!! It's not part of the smithsonian !! Govt and Military skip the line, special entry 4 u!

    Trevor R. · May 24, 2014
  • Dorothy R.

    Get the ticket to permanent exhibit.

    Dorothy R · May 22, 2014

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