will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"National Museum of Crime and Punishment" Chinatown Tip by Tom_Fields

Chinatown, Washington D.C.: 15 reviews and 33 photos

  The Museum of Crime and Punishment
by Tom_Fields
  • The Museum of Crime and Punishment - Washington D.C.
      The Museum of Crime and Punishment
    by Tom_Fields
  • Capital punishment - Washington D.C.
      Capital punishment
    by Tom_Fields
  • Bonnie and Clyde's car - Washington D.C.
      Bonnie and Clyde's car
    by Tom_Fields
  • Pathology lab - Washington D.C.
      Pathology lab
    by Tom_Fields
  • A modern forensics lab - Washington D.C.
      A modern forensics lab
    by Tom_Fields

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Apr 7, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Tom_Fields Lives Here!


“Life should be lived, not watched.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 0 5

Have you been to Washington D.C.?

  Share Your Travels