Visitors have an opportunity to learn about the tort law, trial by jury, and important precedent-setting cases in an entertaining manner
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- See the museum hours.
- Closed between January 1 and March 3.
About American Museum of Tort Law
Where can you find a good lawyer? In a joke, the answer would be "in a cemetery." But at the American Museum of Tort Law, the answer is "in every exhibit." The museum is a repository for some of the most famous or infamous lawsuits in the land. It gives visitors a look behind the bench into the legal arguments and precedents set by landmark cases about hot McDonald's coffee and Big Tobacco.
- What it covers: hundreds of years of tort law, starting with its roots in English common law
- Eye catcher: a red Corvair, the basis for museum founder Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed
- Permanent mainstay: Gallery of Toys, a graveyard of dangerous toys and an homage to how tort laws benefit people
- Don't miss: Shining a Light, an in-depth look at the wrongs that are righted through civil litigation
- Coming soon: a full-size courtroom where lawyers will re-enact landmark cases for live and webcast audiences