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National Museum of Crime & Punishment - CLOSED

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  • Average9%
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28 Mar 2017
“Amazing exhibits”
14 Mar 2017
“Great museum- fun and educational”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went to this museum to see some of the crime scenes we had read about and it was very factual and interesting. All sorts of objects including a set up of the car Bonnie and Clyde were killed in. Some very famous criminals stories are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 965allanm
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had such a great day at this museum. The CSI interactive forensics was fabulous (we got to figure out who done it!). We learned so much about a wide range of "criminals" while having a blast- literally. You can try a realistic police shootout...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank michel c
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Museum of C&P is very educational--fun too. Take some extra money for tokens to try the shoot out, glock and driving. LOVED the CSI section. Take your time--you wont get through quickly--read everything and test your knowledge at some of the stations. After doing this...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Sorcerer55
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Really liked this place. Very informative and had interactive exhibits. The gift shop has some unique items. Get your ticket on-line ahead of time, you get a slight discount.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank dawnies93
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Probably one of the more interesting museums I have been to. Also loved seeing things from the show Mysteries at the Museum. Interesting place for a family with older kids.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Brittany K
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The size of this museum is bigger than you realize when you first walk in. We thought we would be in and out in an hour. There is a lot of reading and the museum takes you through centuries of the history of crime and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Chad H
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Museum was enjoyable. Lots of interactive displays and self-paced touring allows to take in more or less depending on interests. We did a CSI crime lab activity and my teen daughters loved it!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank KingzKidinPA
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Take a break from all the History of Washington DC and enjoy the Museum. My 10 and 12 year old boys were fascinated by all the torture from the Middle ages to the code breaking techniques, and laughed out loud when reading about the criminals...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Cynsu1
Reviewed 16 December 2015

By the time I got around to reviewing this, I'd learned this museum closed--which is awful! I understand the economical uphill battle it was fighting, trying to compete w/ free Smithsonian museums, but it's too bad. We went here as a tribute to my mom,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

The museum is set up like a one way maze so you hardly miss anything. The items on display range from great to haunting, from amazing to eerie. A good day trip if you're ever in the area. Definitely do the detective handbook thingie, it...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Gilbert V
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