United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

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Pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Adjacent to the National Mall, the museum serves as a memorial as well as a platform for documentation and study of that time. Travel through the exhibits chronologically, from the Nazi rise to power to the liberation. You can experience it all through a series of artifacts, photographs, and personal testimonies. Visit the Hall of Remembrance before you leave to light candles in memory of the victims. An exhibit called Remember the Children: Daniel's Story is designed for kids eight and older, and several other areas are suitable for young children as well as adults. However, children under 11 are discouraged from viewing the permanent exhibit due to the emotional and often horrifying subject matter. Put United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Washington DC trip builder.
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  • It is an extraordinarily well thought out presentation into the background of the Nazi party, key to events leading to them gaining power, and continuing key events leading to dictatorship. How the pr...  more »
  • We definitely recommend you taking the time to experience the holocaust memorial while in DC. They do a great job ensuring we never forget the atrocities from WWII.  more »
  • I highly recommend a visit here. The exhibits and stories were fascinating and the room full of shoes depicting the number of people murdered was very moving. Its not a feel good place to visit nor sh...  more »
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  • A stunning part of history no matter what your religion. Immediately you are emotionally connected to someone who went through this horror, you view photos, videos, and most strikingly see and touch actual objects from the Holocaust. So much to see, so I will definitely go again. Compliments to all involved in this amazing experience. No cost to see this museum.
  • Allow more than the 2-3 hours they recommend. We had to rush through three last 1/3 because they were closing. I'd say easily 4 hours, maybe even 5 if you want to experience everything. Absolutely worth every minute.
  • This is not a pleasant place by any means. It is however very powerful and meaningful. I would highly recommend anyone who hasn't already to spend a few hours here. It is shocking how much emotion you might find yourself feeling while walking through here.
  • When you enter this memorial, close your eyes and listen to the words... You'll hear lots of anti- immigration & anti-gay speeches that blame them for stealing jobs, causing crime, and destroying country. Hitler promises to "make Germany great again!" Sounds familiar? The Syria exhibit at the end is also haunting... Why aren't we stopping this?
  • This is a very moving and emotional place. There were some disturbing images so you should be prepared for that but everything is done with care and respect. Be prepared to spend some time here. If you can get tickets in advance I highly recommend it.