The imposing five-story brick and limestone Holocaust Memorial Museum sits on two acres of land just off the National Mall. With a 7,500sq foot glass-ceilinged atrium and 6000sq foot annex featuring a Hall of Remembrance, the spare-and at times menacing-design is meant to foster quiet contemplation of the horrors of the Holocaust. Visitors progress through chronological educational exhibits of documentary footage, photography, and implements found in the camps, including an original railcar and scale model of a gas chamber. The somber experience is not suitable for children, but there is a separate exhibit where children 8 and above can interact with less shocking material.
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20024, United States