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Original Manic

I wouldn't be the right person to leave a review on this I haven't done much research history I simply went with my girlfriend it seemed like a very nice huge informational place if that's something you're into

Paul Onderwater

A must see for anyone who has a soul and a heart. Make sure you arrive with lots of time to take in the whole exhibit. It is a moving experience and helps one to understand how this all happened.

Melani Morelli

Great place to visit. An absolute must for everyone! Sobering. Amazing testament to the horrific despair people are capable of. Beware, this place pings the heart. Makes you wonder about why people focus on such little things in life.

Jared Hare

A powerful and moving place. Our students engaged incredibly with the exhibits and the discussions after focused on problems of now and then. It's difficult to describe; an excellent museum and memorial to the darkest days in human history. The exhibits are carefully constructed to evoke emotions and the Hall of Remembrance ensures that visitors will not forget. An important experience.

Jared Hare

A powerful and moving place. Our students engaged incredibly with the exhibits and the discussions after focused on problems of now and then. It's difficult to describe; an excellent museum and memorial to the darkest days in human history. The exhibits are carefully constructed to evoke emotions and the Hall of Remembrance ensures that visitors will not forget. An important experience.

Lee Atkin

I spent 2 days here and still did not see and read everything. You definitely want to plan to spend a lot of time here or be prepared to skip a lot of the reading. In the past I needed to get there in the morning to get entry tickets for later but that was not necessary these two days.

Good Kat

The Staff is terrific, but the Museum it self lacks energy of the events and the overall experience. Almost like a repeated slide show with levels and shades. I did not feel like I gained any knowledge outside of what I already acquired.

Toshua Brooks

You will want to visit this museum! Eye opening and sad. It's free but you will want to get the day pass so you can see the permanent exhibit. A great place to teach the child about history so the doesnt repeat itself.

Christopher Recabal

It was a breath taking experience. Went in with some knowledge of the Holocaust, came out wanting to know more about the topic. It shows almost everything that occured at the time. Loved it!

Kevin Strong

The crowds ruined this place. I went on a Monday but it was so packed we could not view most of the displays. People were constantly standing in front of others and blocking us and them from viewing. Others we spoke with expressed the same frustrations. We ended up just leaving around the halfway point. Really need better regulation of crowds to make the experience as impactful as it should be.

Ashley Purpura

So moving, wonderfully executed. Consider getting passes ahead of time. We did not and instead got memberships which I was happy to support such a fine museum and experience.

Misael Fernandez Jr.

A memorial that truly embraces the suffering of the Jewish people during the horrific reign of Hitler. In my lifetime I could never imagine the terror they endured, and pray that we never see such horrific crimes against humanity ever again. The vast displays are set in chronological order as if your traveling through time learning how everything unfolded. You even have an opportunity to hear the voices of concentration camp survivors.

Rebecca Deveaux

Wonderful museum. Very well laid out and such meaningful exhibits. Very glad I went.

Greg Shamblin

This museum is a must-see but should only be visited by those who are ready to take it in. It was the most impactful museum I've experienced. The message that "this museum is not an answer, it is a question" really makes the experience a contemporary one instead of merely a peak at a time that has long since passed. The way they have laid out the museum, where you have to pass under the archway from Auschwitz and walk through one of the train cars that took people there, make the trek through the museum unforgettable. There are also a few good video sessions that you can stop and watch while going through the permanent exhibition. The shirt documentary at the end of the exhibit is probably the best, as it brings alive the emotions and the human pain that were mostly 2 dimensional to that point. Truly breathtaking experience. A must visit but only for those who are ready and respectful.

DilciaReyes Dilcia Reyes

It was a very big and beautiful place. It was full of many facts about the Bible and Christianity itself. It was very well organized. I love it a lot.

Matthew Lostaglia

Just. Go. Take the time to read, listen learn and soak it in. It's a lot. And it's worth it. I love the prayer/reflection/mediation space at the very end. It's an amazing way to take in such a terrible event in our world's history.

James Reeves

Everyone should visit it's an amazing memorial so we'll designed. I will never forget Daniel. Please visit you get the tickets at the center information desk for free. However, you do need to ask for it because it gives you the time to go in due to the amount of visitors there. My 13 year old daughter and I only waited 15 minutes but there are amazing things like Daniel' story to do while you wait. If you can please go, we will "never forget"

James Reeves

Everyone should visit it's an amazing memorial so we'll designed. I will never forget Daniel. Please visit you get the tickets at the center information desk for free. However, you do need to ask for it because it gives you the time to go in due to the amount of visitors there. My 13 year old daughter and I only waited 15 minutes but there are amazing things like Daniel' story to do while you wait. If you can please go, we will "never forget"

Matt Herridge

Impactful and educational. Great reminder still today as to why free speech is so important no matter what we are told is "politically correct" and "acceptable" to those in power.

Thunder

A must see by every human on the planet, but a warning that it is very emotional. Not appropriate for youth until they are mature enough to understand and deal with the Carnage. Why see it? To understand, remember and hopefully prevent a repeat of such events in the future.

Dennis Brand

If you wonder what it means. NEVER TO FORGET .go to the museum.u will leave crying.

Alicia M.

This museum is so well put together. We have 5 kids, so we really loved the children's area. It did a great job putting things on their level.

Luis Salas

So much history that can't be forgotten! I took my 9 year old son, and with tears in his eyes he told me "dad, I didn't have any idea about this, I feel so bad for what they had to go through". We can't let this happen again, ever.

Musavvir Haque

A chilling unreal reality faced in the times of hardship that is genocide. This museum takes you right back to the harsh reality that occurred during the holocaust times. I definitely recommend coming here. The story behind these innocent people are compelling. I came here to pay my respects and to educate myself further more. Though it was very sad I can say I learned a lot and received a very in-depth look on this portion of history. Staff were very helpful with question and the place was very clean. Go check it out!

Marilyn Gould

Interesting but sad memorial. Well designed for the tour. Allow 2 hours at least. It's free from September to May.

Dillon Nelson

this memorial/museum was a very intense experience. I would recommend that everyone visit here if in DC, it's free and the experience will stick with you.

Steven Farris

Our family enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was incredibly moving and powerful. Our trip to DC was last minute. Still, it was easy to get tickets online. The museum is free, but tickets were required. There was a nominal $1 fee per ticket service charge. They scanned my tickets at the museum right from my phone. It was CROWDED! Expect to wade through crowds if you want to see every exhibit. The docents and security inside were friendly and very helpful. OMG the shoes will break your heart...

Emily Whittaker

The whole experience is positively haunting. Knowing and seeing are two different things, especially when it comes to the Holocaust. I have been to the museum twice now, and twice simply is not enough.

Scott Aronoff

What a place to see, learn and remember. Very emotional, informative and well done. It's so sad that something so bad had to happen to have something so good come out of it. Let's not forget so we don't have to create something like this in the future. Well done!

Katie Tuazon

Anyone who visits DC needs to make sure to put this museum on their itinerary. If you plan on getting the timed passes for the permanent exhibition, I’d recommend giving yourself at least 2 hours to go through the whole exhibit. It’s a self guided tour that takes your through the timeline of the holocaust from beginning to end. It spans several rooms across different floors. It looks small initially until you get passed the first bridge. It was such a moving experience, highly recommend. There are other exhibits in the museum that don’t require the times passes that I’ll have to check out next time!

Humphrey Christopher

The attention to detail from how Hitler came into power to the liberation is almost overwhelming. I loved how the monitors that showed graphic details of the Holocaust were set in such a way with signage to let you know that graphic details were eveniyng shown and viewers could decide if they wanted to see that part. The whole museum set up subconsciously make you feel like you could understand how the people felt being wrangled up and marched through. They have survivors there telling their stories. It is one of the best museums in DC. Plan to spend 3-4 hours there to see and hear everything.

Jason Madrid

It's hard to put 5 stars to say I love this place especially since it displays such a tragic event in human history. I loved this place though because it not only covered what was happening to the Jews but how others such as gypsies were also being accosted. When I learned back in grade school seemed to only be such a small amount compared to the bigger picture of what was going on. This is a must do if you are in the area.

Shannon Frye

We visited during our trip to explore DC. While standing in line to go in, a security guard approached and told us my son was not allowed in because he had a skate board inside of it. Even thought it was in the pack, it was not allowed. Guard was rude and refused to answer questions about additional options, just kept repeating "You can't come in". like a robot. The family went in while I stayed outside with the backpack. Guard notified additional security that randomly came to the front and kept asking me to leave. You can't come in, and you better not sit outside. I emailed the museum, who responded with an apology.

Carlos Mesquita

Amazing exhibit. Fluid and beautiful synthesis of memorial and museum. Highly recommend visiting.

Margarita Llanas

I had a very thoughtful and emotional experience. A really large museum. Free admission but tickets are limited FYI. I am glad I was able to make it and explore the museum.

Melody McKay

They have limited passes for the main, permanent attraction so get there early or you won't get to see it. Frankly, I don't know if we saw everything that was available to see since they were out of passes by noon. We really had to search to find something to see there. At first, it looked like the only other exhibit to see was the kids' exhibit which was cool for kids but underwhelming for adults. Finally downstairs tucked in a back corner we found an exhibit focused on what was happening in America during the Holocaust timeframe. It was a really good, interesting exhibit ... glad we took the time to dig around and find it.

Drone Flyer

A very somber place. There are over 21000 names on that wall. Men and women who have given their very existence and love of their friends and family so we can life safely.

Bassam A

Chilling experience. The story of the Holocaust is told integrally and with great, albeit graphic, detail. As you move through the venue, you experience the chronology of the events from the rise of the Nazi to power in Germany to Hitler's "final solution", with the added perspective of the American reaction. The mock-up of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is especially impactful, where a scale model shows the gassing process and screens show videos of the scientific experimentation that took place on detained Jews. You will definitely leave it changed.

Jennifer Hall

This was an incredibly heartbreaking visit. Very well done! We should never forgot the question of how did this happen?!?! And beware to never let this kind of atrocity happen again!

Wayne Wright

Eye opening to say the least. The museum is top notch and the employees are very knowledgeable. A must see for all.

Kathleen Powell

What a WONDERFUL museum. I visited the year it opened. Since then, a lot has changed for the better. We took 5 teens. They were captivated. So many multimedia experiences. Good for low vision and hard of hearing, though I don’t know what accommodations they have in other ways for BVI or HH. Accessibility for wheels (chairs and scooters and strollers) is better than most museums. The flow of history and the overall continuity really helps retention. There are some stunning artifacts. Bookstores are great, too. You’ll want to visit here.

ivana gobbo

Excellent experience to reflect about the horror that humankind is capable of. Daniel’ Story is very moving and its exhibition is very very well designed. The main exhibit is absolutely stunning. How they captured every single detail to give you the perspective of the Holocaust. Being able to see all the facts in chronological order it’s very impressive. Everyone should visit this museum. At the end of the main tour you’ll see a “memorial room” where you can have your prayers for all the innocent victims.

Kevin Keller

This place is an amazing testament to the horror and courage in the face of despair that humankind is capable of. The main exhibit is probably the cleanest and most well designed of all the museums near the national Mall. Beware this experience can take 3 hours and be emotionally draining, it's likely best to go in the morning and give yourself the rest of the day to process the experience and reflect. Be sure to visit the memorial/prayer room at the end of the main tour, it's a beautiful place of peace and a great way to wind down from the emotional and intellectual journey you're sure to experience here. Go ahead, change your life.

Dan Rehor

Truly the best museum I have ever been in. From the first moment workers made it a personal experience and communicated the story. Each room and exhibit was incredibly thought out from floor to ceiling. Because of this it was a truly humbling, reflective, and moving experience. Everyone visiting DC must go here.

Katie Evans

This museum was so well done. Incredibly thought-out with the flow and design of the entire museum. On a Friday in August we could go right in without reserving tickets in advance. The only thing I wish I’d known is to allot at least two hours, if you’re planning on really appreciating it.

Amy Brant

This place is fantastically amazing. My family and I spent 5 hours here and there was SO much to see. I can't wait to go back and take my children. This museum has done a wonderful job of capturing the historical context and horror of what happened to Jews and other 'outcasts' during WW11. Highly recommend.

Ned M.

Pay attention to the subtle details. They do a great job of putting you in the shoes of Holocaust victims. Also, they regularly have survivors come to speak. Just check for times.

Owen Tuckey

Went last summer and have never felt more sick to my stomach. makes you aware of the atrocities mankind is capable of committing against itself, wait time is long but exhibits are well worth it. Only go if you are comfortable being uncomfortable though

lana r

This place really opens your eyes. Some areas actually had me in tears. The atrocities that took place are beyond your imagination!

Kathleen Richard

As a history buff, I love the documentary as told in oral, photo and written form. Everyone should visit so it never happens again.

mr Cruz

How can i say this? The museum is a remainder of all the people who died. It takes you thru a chronological journey of the nazis' rise and fall, from the victims perspective. It's truly heart breaking. The candles chamber where you can light up a candle is a nice touch.

Lynn Raybon

Very emotionally moving. A great reminder of how precious the freedoms are that we as U. S. citizens take for granted!

Amy Brant

This place is fantastically amazing. My family and I spent 5 hours here and there was SO much to see. I can't wait to go back and take my children. This museum has done a wonderful job of capturing the historical context and horror of what happened to Jews and other 'outcasts' during WW11. Highly recommend.

Anya Gupta

The infrastructure within the museum, the exhibits, and the staff are simply wonderful. One of the best museums in DC in my opinion. Truly heartbreaking but also eye-opening.

Elias Vrooman

A definite eye opening exhibit! Could not believe what history class refused to teach. This place is a MUST, if you're in the area, to visit! By the end of the exhibit and all the history learned I doubt that there was a dry eye on anyone leaving! A lot to see in just one visit and would definitely come back again, even if to only remember those that went through absolute hell.

Hannah Zhu

This place is amazing! there was so much to see and so much I got to learn here. I loved all of it!

Kazimiera Gallegos

So very sad. But they Americanized Polish town, Cracaw is spelled Krakow. I'm Polish, and I felt offended. But I love DC.

Dianne Moore

It is an amazing place. Sad to know that humans can be so inhumane and terrifying monsters but hopeful because of the stories of those who attempted to save lives and show that all humans aren't hate filled. There is hope for humanity.

Maria Patricia Ong

Great and memorable experience. Very humbling and touching, one of my favorite museums in DC. Took me longer than expected to finish the museum but very informative and objective as well.

Cara S

I would recommend going right when they open to pick up tickets. The Memorial Museum is free but they issue tickets to control crowds. We picked up tickets around 10am and had to come back at 3:15 because they had already given out earlier ticket times. Plan on designating at least 1 1/2-2 hours to see all of the exhibits. Definitely one of the most important pieces of history and museums to experience while in DC.

Carlos Wicks

This Museum was absolutely amazing I learned so much that I did not know. If you have sensitive children or a sensitive person the third floor can be a little difficult. And all I am so glad I was able to experience this and I look at different nationalities a lot differently now. Thank you

Jon Ball

This was an experience unlike any other. Really drives home the plight of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany. Very informative and packed with tons of displays and personal belongings. Very humbling.

Eric Rockwood

By far one of the most touching, yet intriguing places I've ever visited. Dont expect to come out with a dry face. You will truly learn a lot of what happened. Never forget.

Sam Skariah

What an experience!!! The museum has done such an amazing job in transporting the visitor to the past. Making individual stories to read along with photographs and timelines, changes the victims from a number to being a story you can resonate with. We loved the whole set up in the way it guides you through the whole building. Totally heartbroken at what hate can drive people to do. Highly recommend visiting this museum. It was an emotional rollercoaster.

Jessica Borras

This was the most interesting museum that we visited during our trip to dc. It's definitely a sobering experience. I would recommend this museum to anybody visiting the city.

John Mancinelli

Sobering exhibit well worth your time to remember the lost souls and inspire. Especially for our children that have never seen hatred enacted at a governmental level. A must see.

Toni Ramirez

Great museum to visit on a trip. Everything made you think deep. Stepping inside was like stepping into a time machine and going back to that time. Beautiful place to mark one of the most atrocious happenings in history. Will definitely go back if given the chance.

Toni Ramirez

Great museum to visit on a trip. Everything made you think deep. Stepping inside was like stepping into a time machine and going back to that time. Beautiful place to mark one of the most atrocious happenings in history. Will definitely go back if given the chance.

Charles Wilding

Somber and enlightening. Sad but necessary. I hope to bring my kids here one day and explain all of it to them. I wasn't alive when it happened but it certainly lives with me now.

Tyrell Neal

Give yourself a couple of hours to fully enjoy the museum. The museum is at your own pace and you can move in any direction. The cost is free, but they only give out so many tickets per day, so go early!

Jessica Jarreau

Such a moving and eye opening experience. Loved sharing this experience with my son.

Kevin Keller

This place is an amazing testament to the horror and courage in the face of despair that humankind is capable of. The main exhibit is probably the cleanest and most well designed of all the museums near the national Mall. Beware this experience can take 3 hours and be emotionally draining, it's likely best to go in the morning and give yourself the rest of the day to process the experience and reflect. Be sure to visit the memorial/prayer room at the end of the main tour, it's a beautiful place of peace and a great way to wind down from the emotional and intellectual journey you're sure to experience here. Go ahead, change your life.

Brandon Sloan

Make sure you reserve tickets as early as possible. The same day tickets run out quickly. My wife and I were able to get in only because they reserve a few same day tickets for military members / veterans. This museum is beyond words. They did a great job explaining how the sociopolitical environment of the time lead up to the holocaust and were very respectful in their treatment and display of the artifacts.

Lia Brooks

This place had a great layout. I learned so many new things I hadn’t known before. A bone-chilling, heartbreaking place everyone needs to see.

Dalila Mesa

Unbelievable what you will see and learn there. Very sad how things were before. Will make you feel grateful of all you have today. Some kids may be impressed by the images.

Robert Dean

There are a few interesting artifacts and models, and they tell the Holocaust sorry well. However, more than half of the museum is just reading and video, things you can get in books and on Netflix. Hopefully, they'll continue to procure more interesting items. Also, they seemed to want to force commentary on refugee and immigration policy, ignoring perspective of the time. That was very out of place, and it's bad story-telling. Just tell the story.

Execute_electrocute

It's so detailed, humbling, and educational. If you have the time to go, I really do suggest it. But it can be a little much if you're sensitive to such content.

Anthony Chung

Truly a transformative experience. The pain and sorrow that radiates from this museum grips at your heart strings. It definitely humbles you and highlights just how callous and evil a person can be. I found myself tearing up at certain exhibits. Definitely a must-visit museum.

Alex Balseiro

The experience was quite emotional and knowledgeable experience. The tour i took at the museum was great and I recommend it to all after seeing the main exhibit. I found the experience deeply reflective. Enjoy the experience.

Bryan Bennett

It was a great museum. If one is not familiar with the details of the holocaust, a lot can be learned here. It would have been better if the material had properly classified Hitler's politics rather than trying to create the impression that it was similar to our politics today.

Soham Changani

The museum is well designed and worth a visit. However, unlike other museums in DC, it does have an entry pass to the permanent exhibition. Make sure to get those passes and they usually run out by 4. The special exhibitions are good but the permanent exhibition is much better and worth a visit.

Jackson Long

This museum is incredible. There is so much to see and read. It is a must visit. I would recommend taking pictures of all the things to read and reading them later. There is too much to read all in one visit.

Yvonee Hagans

No words to describe this museum. I loved the history, just deviated that man was willing to do this to another human. My prayers to the family of survivors.

Chandresh Ladva

Poingnant, informative. There is good separation of content to protect the youngest observers, but it's still the presentation of atrocities. However, the stories of heroes and perseverance are immense.

Steve Harris

Very touching and emotional. Suggestion for any one going... turn your stupid phone off and don't take calls. Also there was nothing in the Holocaust museum that would tempt a laugh so be respectful for those it represents and those attending.

Chad Stutelberg

This is the most thought provoking and powerful museum I have ever been to. This should be mandatory for all Americans

kat

I love how informative this museum is and how much they show. I also like how they give you a story of someone who experienced the Holocaust that you can read as you go on in the museum. It has been my favorite museum by far when I visited Washington D.C.

Pamela Dockstader

Such a powerful place. Definitely would suggest bringing tissues. Really brings what people went through come to life and was heartbreaking

Pat Norris

As a World WarII history buff, I learned a few things I didn't already know. The displays and descriptions were beyond perfect in explaining what all took place. A few times I almost cried but my eyes were watery. The quiet of all who were there...even the school kids. The shoes and ceiling to wall photos...superb in making it real. Please get educated and go and never forget nor let it ever happen again!!! Peace. Love. Freedom.

Clinton DeMars

What an awesome place. The history the story behind it all is very sad but wow. Definitely could spend a long time there.

Cindy Gee

Good museum. very educational. Unfortunately i feel it had an unnecessary ticket booth. It's free but you still have to get a ticket. It was also packed with kids who have no respect for the holocaust or the artifacts. Cant change that; the museum itself was an experience you need to see

Haley Kammerling

Amazing collection of knowledge and more. This is a must visit if ever in DC. You can easily spend a whole day here if you want to see everything. They have new exhibits and speakers all the time.

Scott McDonald

Good place. Pretty sad and creepy. I wish there were more relics and not quite as much reading, but that’s typical for a self guided tour.

Iryna Shcharbinskaya

Great place to learn about the history. Touching, emotional and powerful place. My sister and I spent 3 hours there.

Alyssa Seals

In one word: humbling. This has historical information that you won't find in your typical high school text. A wall of people honoring those who helped Jews shows a couple that I am related to, and I had no idea it was there. Make sure to see the information booth if you are a veteran before getting tickets. This museum is free of charge. We spent hours there, and We still didn't see anything. Definitely top 10 to visit in DC.

Chris Grossi

This place is very depressing but it is also very informative. I would definitely recommend you go here if you want to learn more about World War 2. They also have these little cards they give you that tell a story throughout your walk through the museum and at the end it will tell you if you lived through the war or if you died. I would not recommend this place for younger children as there is sensitive content but if you would like to educate your child just be aware of the explicit content.

Catalina Ottolina

Adults and older kids only please, the energy is so somber that when you walk into this building, you can sense all the suffering people endured and the sadness of the visitors as well. The pressure seems to change, the colors are muted, lighting is dim, it's a place for quiet reflection. They did a good job with authentic items, and replicas, they have utensils, uniforms, photos, shoes, newspapers, furniture, etc. Lots and lots to see. We were only able to handle 2 floors before we needed to go out to breathe fresh air. Again, not a place to bring small children. My spouse and I went alone, on a date, without the kiddos.

Caleb Shirley

Honestly there is so much history here. It almost seems like they've turned it into a game, they give you a "passport" of a victim of the Holocaust. This just seems like it is in bad taste. I understand where they are coming from, trying to make it a little bit easier for us to understand the events that unfolded. The type of people that we saw attending this museum seemed to not care for the history either, taking untasteful pictures and just walking away without even reading the history behind it. Maybe we had a bad experience or maybe this is how everyone's experience unfolds. Hopefully yours will be better.

Josh Wortman

This is a touching, thought provoking museum. It really makes the entire Holocaust tangible. They handle the subject material carefully yet they do not shy away from the terrible atrocities that occurred. This is not a open entry museum, you need to have a timed entry ticket, which is free, but do typically go quickly during the busy season. You can order them online or at the museum the day of at the beginning of the day.

Ana Dolny

This museum is a very emotionally packed place with many eye opening exhibits. Highly encourage many mature children as well as adults to visit and learn about the lasting impacts of the Holocaust.

Abbi Stoloff

Everytime we visit DC we always come here. People say this never happened, think again and look at all of the inhumanity. We shall never forget!❤

Dan Rehor

Truly the best museum I have ever been in. From the first moment workers made it a personal experience and communicated the story. Each room and exhibit was incredibly thought out from floor to ceiling. Because of this it was a truly humbling, reflective, and moving experience. Everyone visiting DC must go here.

Daniel Barachkov

Beyond words! Insightful, dreadful, a dark time in human history but something everyone should see. Remember.

William Purcell

This is a must see at some point in your life. You need a few hours to go through it. Tip: We arrived about 15 minutes before opening, got in with the first wave, and because you go through the museum in order, you had the exhibits to yourself throughout. I highly recommend getting there at opening as it was a much better experience.

Souryadeep Sen

Takes you down memory lane and displays the attrocities committed by humans on other humans. Wonderfully curated. And entry is free. Explicit displays in the museum (warning)

Baylee Tyler

A beautiful memorial for all those who went through the Holocaust and a wonderful place for families to learn about the Holocaust. Such a great learning experience and a great place to learn about the history of our world. The walls that they have around the graphic videos and pictures allows for people who don't want to see those things feel a little less pressured to look. It was a great trip.

Elizabeth Krohn

Lacks artifacts. Lots of videos and remakes, but the authenticity was missing. Swing and a miss for us. BUT if you don't know about the Holocaust, such as children, it's very educational on a basic level. Lots of reading and video watching. Also extremely crowded and hard to see exhibits.

Ashon Woodbury

Very well done museum that does a good job of adding a deep, personable historical experience to those who lost their lives. Hours of content here. Highly recommended

Megan Burke

Wow......so surreal walking this place.....the hall of shoes, I will never ever forget the smell. What a humbling and surreal experience. I love how they incorporated kids with 'Daniel's Story' and just a beautiful way to educate and remember.

Buddy Sharp

Very good displays from what I seen. Not sure what I missed requiring a ticket? Could have used some better signage for finding your way around.

Little Kitty

Tells a very powerful and meaningful message. They even have an area that helps younger children to understand the events of the holocaust.

Deeksha Ramesh

An amazing showcase of hitlers impact on the world. The museum has 3 floors and takes about 1.5 hours to view. A lot of detailed articles, photos and objects displayed depicting Hitlers rule and concentration camp.

John Mach

A very eye opening experience. Extremely well done. A must see for young and old. They state it is an hour or so. You can easily spend 2+ hours doing this tour. Highly recommend. If in Washington dc. Also recommend getting a timed ticket in advance.....

Mike Landry

Solemn reminder to never repeat the mistakes of our past. I will never forget this experience. A must visit in DC.

aitchjaybee

Moving memorial. Well laid out, and takes you through this horrific time in history. Visit suitable for all ages.

Kerri Hostetler

Very moving. Walk at your own pace. Plenty of areas available to just sit and take it in. Will take several hours to go through it all.

Lauren Hill

Very good. Worth going. It is longer and requires lots of reading to get the scope of the history.

YourLandAndCruiseExperts Travel

Tons of information here. You could spend hours looking at the displays, reading the info graphics, watching the short movies, and looking at artifacts from actual camps. If you need a scooter or stroller to get around, definitely bring it. There is a lot to see here over four floors. Great educational experience for teen/tween age kids too. Devastating info and images, but definitely Must Do when you're in D.C.

Cindy Minor

A beautiful museum/memorial to the tragedy that occured in the Holocaust. You could definitely bring kids here but for babies the atmosphere was definitely very quiet and somber. It took us 2-3 hours and that was moving pretty quick and watching no videos.

Rachel Mackson

I enjoyed the museum. I was a bit disappointed to realize that tickets were needed for some exhibits and the next slot wasn’t for a few hours, but I should have done better research beforehand. There is an exhibit about children in the holocaust (no ticket required), which was quite moving Update—went to the exhibit and it was so worth it

Kestutis Genevicius

A big part of museum speaks about Holocaust. There’s also much place for the Americans human rights activists. Very interesting and informative.

Tina M

This is a must see Museum! Very educational, humbling and emotional experience. Plan at least a few hours to get through this. It's well worth the visit, and It's also free.

sabrina medina

We were so amazed and humbled by our experience and trip here. My husband and I could have stayed there all day exploring and reading all the exhibit material displayed there. Was a little bit difficult for my mother who has a harder time walking and standing up for too long and my younger daughter who couldn't grasp the full magnitude of the experience. But this is a excellent museum to visit and explore.

Esi Aidoo

An amazing place which gives detail about the holocaust and what happened before, during and after. It's a place to go to! This is amazing history which connects us to our ancestors. It is an insightful place!

Justin Michaud

Must see in DC, get tickets in advance for the exhibit, worth it!!! It's incredible to see some of the artifacts and to immerse yourself in the story of how it all developed. I probably wouldn't take younger kids, they either won't get it, there are some really horrific pictures, and it gets a little cramped so the stroller is difficult to navigate.

Rachel Lisonbee

It was humbling and touching. You think more in depth about what happened to the Jewish people.

yeanne leeaw

Very informative and educational. Having taken history as a subject in secondary school, the exhibitions available shone a different light and held a different perspective for me. Spent more time there than expected. I was really tearing up at afew of the exhibits and had to manage myself afew times. This is a must see for kids - teens especially and it is definitely somewhere I will bring my own kids in time to come. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours if you want to read, see, watch and experience it all!

Steve Johnson

5 stars for impact and quality. You need to go. Be warned, it made me so sad, I will never go again and thinking of it affects me years later. I will never forget the people who died or the smell of the room full of shoes and what that room means.

Nathan Bell

We stopped by late in the day while in Washington, DC. It was during Police Week and we didn’t think they had any tickets left for the day. When we stopped by the information desk, we found out that first responders always have extra tickets available. Good thing I am a first responder too! We took in the history that was presented. It was surely an eye opener. Hopefully, this kind of treatment to mankind never happens again. History is taught so it doesn’t repeat. Learn from it...

Ariana Medina

This is a must do. Very amazing experience that will help you reflect on the role you hold in society and the injustices of the past. Very impactful. Wonderful depiction of a terrible time in history. Something people need to remember.

Korben

USHMM is not just an impressive and powerful museum but also does important historical research on the Holocaust. Visit this museum and never forget about the cruelty and insanity of mankind so it never happenes again.

matt schmidt

Ok, this is a hard one. It is very well done from the layout to the construction of the facility. The subject is disturbing but necessary, it reminds you how horrible people can really be. I intentionally did not take photos because this is something you have to witness in person.

J. Farrow

Very informative. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in the Holocaust and the events leading up to it. Be sure to get there early for the tours, the line fills up quickly. Be prepared to spend a few hours if you want to read everything.

Times Chu

Astonishing place. I was here for five hours and still didn't cover the entire exibit. I hope to come back someday and see the rest. It's extremely important that this place exists.

JD Murgolo

Tastefully and beautifully put together. Take your time and immerse yourself.

Frugal Immigrant Mama

It's lot to take, but it was a nice sobering moment to remember what happened in the past. A great place for field trip. Very informational and educational.

Katie Evans

This museum was so well done. Incredibly thought-out with the flow and design of the entire museum. On a Friday in August we could go right in without reserving tickets in advance. The only thing I wish I’d known is to allot at least two hours, if you’re planning on really appreciating it.

Jonathan Fowler

One of the better done museums in the city. Be prepared to have a melencholy feeling while visiting. Focus on remembering those who did not survive and those in which experienced this heinous period in history. I recommend that you purchase tickets online to avoid some waiting. Also, take your time throughout the tour.

One Life2Live

First far to many folks in not a large enough display. A lot of the narrative captions with valuable insight are in to small of a font to read. Another ridiculous fact is the elevator ride, as you're crammed in with everyone. Those that need the stairs are a huge inconvenience to staff, and taken through all kinds of secret doors and corridors up the stairs to begin the journey. Content and displays are sobering and necessary just had hoped for a better experience to captivate these necessary facts better.

Karten M

Different things to learn. Few physical objects to look at. But lots of pictures. Many video areas but where busy and taken. Would try to plan to go when it's not busy if possible. And reserve a ticket online. Was $1 for 2 tickets for me.

Sameer Kothari

I think no amount of reading the history books prepares you for this. The place does a great job of bringing the sombre reality to life. I would definitely recommend a visit - so that "We remember"!

Cynthia Kirk

Wow, impressive place with a whole lot to see. Nicely laid out and very interesting. Get up very early and get your tickets online.

Mary Kubicek

Moving! We were able to get tickets the same day by going online at 6am so it is great for planners who order tickets way in advance but also for those who realize they need tickets to see the entire exhibit when they get into town. The cards they hand out with picture, name and details of an individual who died in the holocaust. It helped to personalize this overwhelming extermination of millions into something you could wrap your head around.

Krystal Acevedo

This place needs at least 8hrs of processing the whole information and history of what these innocent people suffered through in the Holocaust! It is NOT for the fainted heart! But it was a very amazing experience and very eye opening. However I do recommend buying a ticket way ahead of time, Maybe a month or more before you go visit the museum. You can't buy it online so you need to buy it in person.

Ron Ramsden

A must see moving experience. Well done. Take your time and take it all in

Mike Rosenke

Extremely well done. A very humbling experience. A few notes: 1. If you are not bothered by the sheer size of the building that is necessary to commemorate this event, there might be something wrong with you. 2. The permanent exhibit requires you to go up 4 floors in an elevator to begin. This is not clearly marked. It's on your left when you enter the main, center part of the building. 3. I would not recommend the permanent exhibit for children below 8th grade. There is a children's section - but I was unable to check it out due to time constraints. 4. My degree is in History, and I have taught HS History for many years, but nothing has affected me quite like this museum. Teaching the Holocaust was always a solemn week, but this museum drives home the depravity of the human race. 5. On the lower level, check out the "Americans: What did we know? When did we know it" exhibit. Very interesting.... Give yourself time. At least 3 hours if you like to read, probably more if you like to read in detail.

Kara Hunter

A wonderful museum but truly heart breaking. It is so horrendous to think that something, especially to this scale, has happened in modern times. Everyone should visit here and see what the Jewish people went through. I couldn't imagine anyone through the museum and realizing how strong bad thoughts and the horrible propaganda we see today can be and why it is so important that we never get to that point again.

Cedric L

We shall never forget what horrible things human can do, and never repeat the same mistake again

DTWMTX 2011

This place was amazing. So said. The displays & videos were very graphic! (They have warning placards & is shielded from children's view. ) Anyone who doesn't believe this happened, just visit the USHM once. The overview of Auschwitz from where people entered to where their ashes were disposed of. Not a dry eye in the place.

Will R.

A very solemn mesmerizing experience. As you walk through and see the videos, pictures and exhibits, it makes you wonder why and how people can be so callous, evil and passive to let atrocities such as these occur. Yet, in the spectrum of lives frailties (evil), our hearts exhibit some of these and many other negative behaviors. One main take away I took from this tragic event, is self-reflection. This experience made me question and reflect how I can be a better citizen of the world, kind to you and your children. As I do my part to make this a better place, I hope that next time you demean and hurt your spouse, family, friends, neighbors or a total stranger; that you don’t forget that we’re only in this world for a short time. Live like there’s no tomorrow and try to be compassionate to those that wrong you. Also, don’t forget to smile and hug those you love as much as possible. Live and love to the very best of your ability. Wishing you the very best, Will

Tenchy Jefferson

Great museum. Really gets you thinking about how terrible humans are to each other. It's definitely a must see for many people.

robert leddon

Very educational. The staff is well informed and shared their knowledge. I didnt take photos as it seemed a bit disrespectful.

Mason

I was truly amazed at this museum, and I think that it is really an eye opening experience for anyone. There is just so much information and detail about the Holocaust in the main exhibit, as well as other interesting smaller exhibits. I'm very glad I went, and will definitely recommend this museum to anyone visiting the DC area.

ivana gobbo

Excellent experience to reflect about the horror that humankind is capable of. Daniel’ Story is very moving and its exhibition is very very well designed. The main exhibit is absolutely stunning. How they captured every single detail to give you the perspective of the Holocaust. Being able to see all the facts in chronological order it’s very impressive. Everyone should visit this museum. At the end of the main tour you’ll see a “memorial room” where you can have your prayers for all the innocent victims.

Steve Lee

One of the best museums in America. Three levels retell the events of the Jewish Holocaust. You, a the beginning of the self guided tour, are given an ID (similar to a modern passport) of a historical Jewish individual and at the end of the tour you learn if your individual survived the Holocaust. Very sobbering. The more disturbing images of the event are situated in such a way that younger children are not able to access by themselves. If you are in the DC area, then this is most stop.

Jody Resnicow

It was my second time and still much more to see and take in. Well done exhibits

Dwayne B

This museum is absolutely amazing. Its heartbreaking, raw. The breadth of articles collected is astounding. This museum is necessary so that generations can understand the dangers of fascism, recognize some of the signs we seem to be following, and learn how to protect future generations.

Mathew Ellison

Extremely well done, but it's the Holocaust. It's extremely depressing, recommend doing this in the evening. Takes awhile to process the horror. We did it first thing in the morning and kinda clouded the rest of the day for the kids, while on vacation. So evening then you can talk about it when you get back to the hotel and help them process.

Cameron Goble

Had tons of information and was actually very eye opening even though I know lots about the holocaust already.

Cara Knipe

This museum will take your breath away. From the pictures and videos to the exhibit pieces themselves I was in awe of the tragedy that took place. A great reminder of how simple hate can grow into millions of deaths. If you watch all the videos, you can easily spend four hours here.

Jim Fraze

Everyone should visit here. It's a chilling reminder of what happened to human beings, and we have to continue to fight to not let anything like this happen again. There are parts that can be tough. For me, that's the "shoe room". But, it helps give a little perspective into how the world turned its back on a race of people. Outside of the shock, it can be quite educational if you are willing to learn. I hope this museum continues to bring awareness to future generations of what transpired during the Holocaust.

Zak Winduss

Very moving. Anyone would benefit from a visit to this museum. The museum is brief but respectful in its recognition of the minority victims of the holocaust and very moving in its reccounting of the plight of the Jewish people under Nazi Rule. Set aside at least 4 hours to see the museum, more if you wish to be thorough. It would easily take several visits to read evey item, however for the main highlights one could do it in 3 hours at a push.

James Chapman

God weeps. We so soon forget the cruelty of small men led by those lusting for power. The power of this place takes one's voice. Try to see the talks by holocaust survivors. Take your time to wander inside and see the evidence.

Jonathan Weinstein

The most moving and impactful museum ever conceived. The exhibits find an excellent way to portray something horrific without sensationalizing the subject. You can leave the museum without a heavy heart.

Dollie Meredith

My heart and soul were deeply touched. I cannot express in words what I felt as I walked through the memorial. I will carry this experience with me the rest of my days. Something that everyone should see.

Susan Payne

Absolutely amazing. So much information. Although the subject matter is very sad, it's not presented in a way that overemphasized the horror. Just presented in a straightforward, factual, chronological order. I still don't think it's any place for kids tho. Not sure they would be able to properly understand and deal with it. Loved that survivors were available to talk to in person. How kind of them to share their stories.

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