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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington DC


Metro Closest Metro Stop:
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Museum Admission: Free

Museum Phone: (202) 488-0400

Museum Website: ushmm.org

Museum Email: visitorsmail[at]ushmm.org

Museum Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024

Smithsonian Station is the closest station to the Holocaust Museum. From the station, it is approximately a 6-minute walk to the Museum. Smithsonian Station has two exits; leave the station through the 12th St & Independence Ave Exit. Use the map below to find suggested routes to the Holocaust Museum.


Holocaust Museum in Washington DC

From Smithsonian Metro Station
Approximately 0.3 mile, 6 min walk
Museum Smithsonian Station has two exits. Leave the station through the 12th St & Independence Ave Exit.
Museum Head west on Independence Ave SW toward 14 St SW toward the Washington Monument.
Museum Turn left at 14th St SW.

The Museum At a Glance

As a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, the Museum aims to inspire leaders and citizens worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The partial support of the federal government, which ensures the Museum's permanence, and the generosity of donors nationwide enable the Museum to carry out its educational programs.

Permanent Exhibition: 4th - 2nd Floors
The self-guided tour takes most visitors one to three hours. Enter via the elevators near the Information Desk.

Holocaust Memorial: 2nd Floor
The Hall of Remembrance is our nation's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

From Memory to Action: 2nd Floor
In the Wexner Center, you can learn about recent genocides and conduct research about Holocaust survivors.

Resources for Children: 1st Floor and Lower Level
Remember the Children: Daniel's Story and the Children's Tile Wall are appropriate for children 8 years and older

Museum Shop & Cafe: 1st Floor and Eisenhower Plaza
The shop is near the 14th Street entrance. The café is across the plaza on the 15th Street side.

Special Exhibitions: Lower Level
Changing exhibitions explore specific themes in Holocaust history that challenge us to reflect on our responsibilities.

 

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