From medieval knights and greed-driven pirates to today's white collar criminals, the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington DC allows you to discover the cast of characters in America's history of crime. With interactive exhibits along the way, test your Wild West shooting skills, crack a safe and try to hack into a computer!
- Admission to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment
- Over 100 interactive exhibits
- Discover the history behind America's most ruthless crooks
Visit prison cells, learn about the instruments of capital punishment and discover the everyday heroes of law enforcement. 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.
Reviewed by Robert C, May 2013
This we will definitely recommend so much to see and take in make sure you give yourself plenty of time as you really do not want to miss anything.
Reviewed by Lydia L, November 2012
This museum is great!! If you are a fan of police procedural shows, America's Most Wanted, any of the CSI shows you will love this museum. Lots of interesting (and sometimes gruesome!) facts about crime and punishmnent throughout history.