United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

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4.6/5 based on 7,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The most moving and well done museum that we visited. Your journey will begin on the top floor with how Hitler came into power and will take you through the ghettos, concentration camps, and the after...  read more »
  • The museum provides an in-depth view of man's inhumanity to man and the potential for this in the future. It also reviews Pol-Pot. This museum should be required education for the younger generation, ...  read more »
  • This is a very nice museum. Allow several hours to see this. 4 floors and lots of reading! You will be required to pass through security measures when entering this museum. 
  • The description of five stars is "Loved it," but it is hard to say I loved it due entirely to the subject matter; however, the museum was fantastically put together, organized, and filled with incredibly important information. We can't ever allow something like this to happen again, and seeing how Hitler came to power should serve as a world-wide warning to everyone. I would strongly recommend that every single visitor to DC should take the tour and read and listen to everything. Don't be afraid that the exhibit will be horrifying or gory. There were only two small displays that had material that would be in that category, and the museum made a great decision in making the display only viewable if you wanted to see the content.
  • So many ways to describe this play. It was many things, I'd say. Some parts indescribably horrid to look back on and to put it lightly, nothing was censored. I would strongly recommend anyone even slightly interested in learning the true history of the atrocities committed by the nazis, you need only come here. It's so sad, but really puts into perspective how horrid WW2 was. Museum itself has plenty to read - I'd recommend most of the day to visit. Has a cafe too, and many restrooms. Staff very friendly.
  • Such an important memorial. It's unfathomably difficult to wrap your head around the scope of devastation and human cruelty, and being confronted with artifacts, the personal stories, and the history of the many forces that allowed the Holocaust is incredibly important. The museum also devotes some space to more recent genocides, lest we try to convince ourselves that this darkness of humanity is long behind us.
  • A stirring experience and immensely educational. Everyone should remember what went on. Free - although it recommends getting timed tickets for any exhibitions. We took our 8 and 10 years old girls and they absolutely paid attention. Yes, there are some graphic images, so be prepared.
  • The way they put this together is amazing and you can almost feel the pain of the people during this time, the experience is not for the light hearted I almost was overwhelmed by the acts the Nazis did during this time and the exhibits that showed it. The exhibits are very well designed and it is a timeline that you walk through, they even give you a passport of a person who lived through that horrible time and you read their experience as you go through. The overall experience is emotionally overwhelming, I would recommend going though just to see the struggles the people went through. One of the tour guides actually was one of the kids who actually survived the holocaust and me and my class got her as a tour guide, that was an awesome experience. I would recommend visiting and want to go again.
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