The first crime-and-punishment museum was an actual penitentiary, hosting tours that gave guests an up-close look at a prisoner’s life, which often included hard labor, matching jumpsuits, and horrific tour-giving duties. Explore justice in a friendlier environ with this Groupon.
Choose from Seven Options
- $12 for general admission (a $21.95 value)<p>
Interactive exhibits include a simulated FBI shooting range and high-speed police chase. Visitors can also learn about historic felons and the criminal side of America’s past.
$18 for admission to the Fright at the Museum haunted house (a $30 value). Choose from six dates:
- Friday, October 18
- Saturday, October 19
- Thursday, October 24
- Friday, October 25
- Saturday, October 26
- Thursday, October 31<p>
A haunted house themed around the criminally insane, available ticket times are at 7:30pm, 8:30pm, or 9:30pm.<p> See rules prior to arrival<p>
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
The National Museum of Crime and Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.
“Take the metro right to Gallery Place and your right there, good as golden. Great museum, very interesting. ”
“Really enjoyable, groupon price was excellent”
“It was great to see the museum and using groupon made it more affordable”
National Museum of Crime & Punishment
575 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004