"National Museum of Crime and Punishment" Chinatown Tip by Tom_Fields
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Do you enjoy cop shows, including documentaries? Are you a crime victim? Are you or have you ever been in law enforcement? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then check out the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. This museum opened only recently, probably why most people don't know about it.
Inside are a wide range of exhibits covering the entire history of American crime, law enforcement, prisons, forensics, capital punishment, and the movies about them. See Clyde Barrow's car, where he and his partner in crime Bonnie Parker were killed in a police ambush (remember the final scene from Bonnie and Clyde?). See exhibits on medieval justice, punishments in colonial America, the pirates, the Old West, gangsters, serial killers, America's prisons, a replica forensic lab, fraud, computer crime, and a lot more.
Address: 575 7th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004
Directions: From the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro, take the Verizon Center exit and head south (toward the Mall). It's on your left, near the District Chophouse brewpub.
Phone: (202) 393-1099
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