The Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the most shocking, touching and thorough recollections of the Nazis. The haunting exhibits detail the Nazi rise to power and the brutal murder of six million Jews. Board a freight train like the ones victims would have ridden in on their way to concentration camps, hear survivors recount life in the camps on tape, and see the cramped barracks where the victims slept. Offering at least a ray of hope amidst all of the gloom are the exhibits that demonstrate how a brave few assisted the persecuted during the Nazi era. The museum is free, but you'll need to show up early to get tickets to get in (we recommend getting there right at 10am when the museum opens, though they usually don’t run out of tickets until around 3:30pm).
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
- Nearest Train: Smithsonian Metro Station