United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States memorial to the Holocaust. Nearby the National Mall in Washington, DC. The USHMM offers for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust historical past.

It devoted to helping leaders and citizens of the world face hatred, prevent genocide and enhance human dignity. Museum has 400 employees, 125 contractors, 650 volunteers, 91 Holocaust survivors, and 175,000 members. It’s regional offices in New York, Boston, Boca Raton, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

Since its commitment on April 22, 1993, the Museum recieve 30 million guests. Guests are 8 million school children, 91 heads of state and more than 3,500 foreign authorities from over 132 countries. The Museum’s guests came from all over the world, and less than 10 percent of the Museum’s guests are Jewish.

Museum has 12,750 artifacts, 49 million pages of archival records, 80,000 historical photographs, 200,000 authorized survivors, 1,000 hours of archival footage, 84,000 library items, and 9,000 oral history reports. It also has teacher fellows in every state in the United States. Almost 400 university fellows from 26 countries since 1994.


How to reach ?

We strongly advise visitors to take the Metro (subway) to the Museum as public parking in the area is very limited.

The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian (orange or blue line), locate one block east of the Museum. Exit the station at 12th Street and Independence Avenue and walk one block west on Independence to 14th Street. Cross 14th Street and turn left; the Museum is the second building on your right.

The Metro stations and Metro routes to the Museum are accessible to wheelchair users. For more information about the Metro, please consult the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at www.wmata.com.



The Museum has no public parking facility, but there is a paid parking lot located on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking along Independence Avenue.

For vehicles bearing the appropriate access tags, the National Park Service has designated approximately ten accessible parking spaces at and around the Washington Monument, along Independence Avenue west of 14th Street, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Tickets

Admission : free
From March through August, timed passes are require to enter the Permanent Exhibition. No passes are require for any other Museum exhibitions
Online Pass Booking


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Timings

Permanent and Special Exhibitions: 10 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Hall of Remembrance: 10 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Museum Shop: 10 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Museum Cafe: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Library: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed all federal holidays)
Archives: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed all federal holidays)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Location

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024-2126
Phone Number: 202.488.0400
Website: www.ushmm.org

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