Visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum pic
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Binta Robinson is a DC-licensed Attorney, who is an active member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.  Binta Robinson enjoys visiting the museums in Washington, DC, in her free time.

Washington is a cultural hotspot full of museums that appeal to a wide span of interests. For history buffs, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is important. The museum pays homage to the millions of Jews murdered during Nazi rule in Germany through a three-floor self-guided permanent exhibit. The exhibit offers a full history of the Holocaust through photos, film footage, and artifacts.

While the Nazi Holocaust is the major permanent exhibition, the museum also has exhibitions on other related subjects, such as the killing of 2 million Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge period in the 1970s.

The museum is free and open every day except Yom Kippur and Christmas, with standard hours from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. and extended hours during the spring. From March to August, the museum uses timed passes, which can be reserved online in advance. Photography is permitted in the museum, but food and drinks are not. All visitors must pass through metal detectors. The museum temperature is kept low to protect the artifacts, so visitors are advised to dress warmly.