National Museum of Crime and Punishment
About National Museum of Crime and Punishment
A Notorious History of Crime
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.
Punishment: The Consequence of Crime
This full-scale model police station proves that crime doesn't pay, with a booking station, police line-up, lie detector test, and replica jail cell. You will also find the ultimate instruments of punishment, including an electric chair and lethal injection machine.
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.
America's Most Wanted Studio
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.
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Fall/Winter Hours: Sept 5 – May 20
- Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Spring/Summer Hours: May 21 – Sept 4
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Last Ticket is sold one hour prior to closing. Hours subject to change and may change due to special events.
Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
National Museum of Crime & Punishment
575 7th St. NW