United States Holocaust Museum
Washington, DC 20024
Sun.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed only on Yom Kippur (October 9, 2008) and Christmas Day
Extended Hours (March 31 through June 13)
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Admission Price: Free. Tickets are necessary for visiting the Permanent Exhibition and can be obtained free of charge at the Museum on the day of your visit, or in advance.
- Museum Type: History and Living History
A living memorial to the Holocaust,the United States Holocaust Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. The Museum provides a powerful lesson to millions each year in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. There are on-site and travelling exhibitions, educational outreach, leadership training for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, the judiciary and the military, diplomacy, medicine, education and religion in the study of the Holocaust. It also houses the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Academy for Genocide Prevention.
- Cross Streets
- Located near the National Mall, between 14th St. and Raoul Wallenberg Place.
- Paid Lot and Street Parking Difficult. There is a paid parking lot at 12th and C St. SW (east of the Museum) which costs $4 per hour, and hourly metered parking along Independence Ave. There is no street or lot parking west of the Museum. Expect to walk three to five blocks to the Museum entrance if you choose to bring your car.
- Public Transportation
- Smithsonian stop on the Orange/Blue lines, one block from the Museum.
- Wheelchair Access