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The Crime Museum

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Adultage: 12-59
Childage: 5 - 11 / Children under 5 - Free
Sen/MilActive Military and Law Enforcement with ID
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The Crime Museum - National Museum of Crime & Punishment

Explore the technology and science behind fighting and solving crimes, discover the heroes of law enforcement, and venture into the dark side of the criminal mind through this intensely interactive experience. The Crime Museum includes a crime scene lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted with host John Walsh.

Highlights of the The Crime Museum:

bullet Crime Scene Lab
bullet America's Most Wanted Studio
bullet High-Speed Police Chase Simulators
bullet Lie Detector Test
bullet Police Lineup
bullet Fingerprinting for Children
bullet Simulated FBI Shooting Range

Once visitors pass through a medieval dungeon portal, complete with authentic torture devices, the history of crime and punishment in America unfolds at The Crime Museum. Beginning with colonial times, the cast of disreputable characters includes pirates, Wild West outlaws, gangsters, the Mob, serial killers, and white collar criminals in pursuit of identity theft.

An alley crime scene leads straight into The Crime Museum's police station where visitors are booked and fingerprinted. The punishment gallery includes celebrity mug shots, a lie detector test, police line-up, notorious prisons and prison art, self-devised tools for escape, and a re-creation of Al Capone's jail cell. Inside the capital punishment room are a guillotine, electric chair, gas chamber, and lethal injection machine.

The crime fighting gallery documents the perseverance of such notables as J. Edgar Hoover and Elliot Ness, while celebrating the courage of all members of law enforcement. The Crime Museum explores crime fighting techniques such as bomb squad and night vision technologies, and features famous firearms from throughout history.

An entire level of the Crime Museum is devoted to the CSI experience, where visitors come across the scene of a violent crime and utilize forensic science techniques to solve the case, from blood analysis to ballistics.

Visitors can enter the television studio of America's Most Wanted and learn about John Walsh's personal tragedy that led him to become the nation's most well known and successful crime fighter. The studio includes the program's hotline, where a team of trained operators field incoming calls, turning those tips over to federal and local police to apprehend fugitives profiled on the show. The America's Most Wanted experience includes a studio camera with green-screen technology allowing for virtual interviews with John Walsh, the National Crime Prevention Council with McGruff the Crime Dog.

The Crime Museum empowers others to learn how not to be a victim of crime, how to become active in fighting crime in your neighborhood, and what to do if you see a crime committed.

The Crime Museum places a special emphasis on crimes against children. Offering a child fingerprint capture station, they encourage parents to be proactive for their children's safety, through Cross Match Technologies,.complying with national safety standards.

Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. For a fascinating, educational family experience that will help keep you and your family safe long after you have completed your visit, make your reservations today and get your eTickets for the The Crime Museum!.

Wild West Shooting Gallery
Wild West Shooting Gallery

Bonnie & Clyde Death Car
Bonnie & Clyde Death Car

Jail Cell
Jail Cell

Police Chase Simulators
Police Chase Simulators

America's Most Wanted Studio
America's Most Wanted Studio

Medieval Gallery
Medieval Gallery



The Crime Museum

Operating Times:

Open Daily. Except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.(closed).

Fall/Winter Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10:00 am-7:00 pm; last ticket exchange 6:00 pm.
Fri-Sat: 10:00 am-8:00 pm; last ticket exchange 7:00 pm.

Spring/Summer Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am-7:00 pm; last ticket exchange 6:00 pm.
Fri-Sat: 9:00 am-8:00 pm; last ticket exchange 7:00 pm.
Sundays: 10:00 am-7:00 pm; last ticket exchange 6:00 pm.


2 hours

Booth Location:

The Crime Museum, 575 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Nearest Intersection:

On 7th St between E and F Streets


There is limited street parking throughout the neighborhood. Spaces are metered with a two-hour maximum. The following parking facilities are located within two blocks of the Museum. Parking fees range from $10-$20, depending on the time of day and length of time parked.

600 block of 9th St, NW:
Parking garage located in the Gallup Organization Building, on 9th St between F & G Streets, NW

900 block of E Street, NW:
Parking garage located on E Street between 9th & 10th near the corner of 9th and E Streets, NW across from the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Headquarters

600 block of F Street, NW:
Parking garage located across from the Verizon Center in the Terrell Place Building, on F Street, NW between 6th & 7th Streets, NW

800 block of D Street, NW:
Two parking garages are located on D Street between 8th & 9th Streets, NW, on each side of the street

400 block of 8th Street, NW:
Parking garage located within the Lansburgh Building, on 8th Street between D & E Streets, NW - near the Cafe Atlantico restaurant

900 block of 9th Street, NW:
Parking garage located at 900 9th Street, NW at I Street

Age Requirements:

Child Ticket: age 5-11 years. Children under 5 - Free
Adult Ticket: age 12-59
Seniors: age 60+ / Military and Law Enforcement with ID


Advance tickets are recommended * Headset listening devices with self-guided audio tours are available for $4. Please note supplies are limited * The following are prohibited on the museum's premises: Cell Phone Usage / Chewing Gum / Flash Photography / Food & Beverages / Children without a Chaperon / Pets. Trained service animals may accompany visitors with disabilities.

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