Last updated: 9/13/2010
Washington, District of Columbia
Street Address
575 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Mailing Address
575 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
phone: 202-393-1099
e-mail: info@crimemuseum.org
web: www.crimemuseum.org
Hours
The museum is open 7 days a week and these are the general hours that can vary by season, museum rental and special programs. PLEASE check the museum website for exact times before you arrive!
Daily9 AM - 9 PM
Admissions
Ticket purchases are date and time specific. We encourage your arrival at the selected entry time to ensure admittance. If you are running late or want to come early we will try our best to accommodate your schedule. We may have the Tennessee Electric Chair, but we won't put you in it if you are late; you may just have to hang out by the Bundy car until we can get you in. Groups of 20 or more require advance reservations.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Janine Vaccarello, Director
phone: 202-393-1099
Description

History of Crime and Punishment

Where else can you explore the history of crime and punishment, experience driving and shooting simulators, and learn the real CSI procedures? At the National Museum of Crime & Punishment you explore all this and more.

Described by Good Morning America as a "must see for CSI fans," the National Museum of Crime & Punishment includes a crime lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted. A simulated FBI shooting range, high-speed police-chase, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts pertaining to America's favorite subject fill the 3-floor, 25,000 square foot museum.

From medieval knights and greed-driven pirates to today’s white collar criminals, discover the cast of characters in America’s history of crime. Test your Wild West shooting skills, crack a safe, and try to hack into a computer.

Discover the everyday heroes of law enforcement and the training, equipment and technology they use to keep our world as safe as possible. Experience the exhilaration of high-speed police chase simulators and an FBI shooting range.

Find yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene with fresh evidence. Begin your investigation, using such forensic science techniques as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA testing to solve the crime. Learn about famous cold cases and crime in the media.

Walk onto the actual television set of America's Most Wanted with host John Walsh and see how community involvement in fighting crime has led to dramatic results, with more than 1,000 fugitives captured. Free child safety initiatives for patrons include a fingerprint station.

As one of D.C.'s most arresting and sought-after attractions, the NMCP offers a uniquely entertaining backdrop for your private event. Guests have exclusive access to the museum after-hours, with only one event taking place each evening. The facility is available for rental seven days per week, and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner. More than 500 guests can be hosted for a standing reception throughout the museum in an environment that surrounds your guests with the fascinating history of crime, authentic artifacts, and interactive exhibits. Please vsit our website for more information.

Allow two hours to tour the Museum. If you love TruTV, you might want to schedule a longer visit.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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