The National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is a museum dedicated to the history of criminology and penology in America. It is located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC, near  the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station. Opened 3 years ago, the museum has more than 700 artifacts in 28,000 square feet of exhibition space relate the history of crime and the consequences of crime in America and in American popular culture. You will discover exhibits  on colonial crime, pirates, Wild West outlaws, gangsters, the Mob and many more… Twenty-eight interactive stations include the high-speed police chase simulators used in the training of law enforcement officers, and a Firearms Training Simulator.

Adding ice on the cake, you will be guided through the process of solving a crime through forensic science techniques, including ballistics, blood analysis, finger and foot printing, and dental and facial reconstruction!!  Pretty amazing, no!!

This museum is 0.4 miles from the guest house, closest metro station is Gallery place Chinatown.

Enjoy your visit! Jonathan

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