Monday, August 31, 2015

Crime Museum to Close Its Doors, October 1st

From our friends at the Crime Museum...

Last Chance to Visit the Crime Museum

The Crime Museum will be closing their doors in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2015

Those in the Washington, D.C., area who are interested in learning about some of the most notable crimes over the years, as well as visiting special crime-related exhibits, will need to make their way to the National Museum of Crime & Punishment by September 30, 2015. That’s the last date that the museum will be open to the public.

“We are incredibly disappointed that we were asked to leave our building and did everything possible to try and work with our landlords to stay but nothing seemed to change our fate,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum. “But due to various circumstances with our lease agreement, we really don’t have a choice. While we understand the DC real estate market is desirable, it doesn’t make it easy to digest. People still have weeks left, that they can come in and see the museum before we close, so they should take advantage!”

The museum, which has been in its current location since May 2008, will maintain a presence in Washington, D.C. They will continue to offer their popular Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour, the traveling educational programs, and they will have a few employees that will be located in the D.C. area.

The Crime Museum is currently featuring a new temporary exhibit on Wildlife Trafficking, giving people an opportunity to see if they are contributing to the problem, and how they can help. The Crime Museum also offers a variety of other temporary and traveling exhibits, summer camp programs, walking tours, educational hands-on exhibits, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their site at

About the Crime Museum:
Crime Museum is located in Washington, D.C. The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into the issues of crime, crime fighting, and the consequences of committing a crime in America, through an interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. The museum offers walking tours, summer camps, galleries, a crime library, temporary and traveling exhibits, and more. For additional information, visit or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.