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The Museum is Open

The Museum is open on a limited basis with new visitor requirements and safety measures in place. Free timed-entry tickets are required for entry.

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Plan a Research Visit


The reading room on the Fifth Floor of the Museum remains closed.

The Reading Room at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center located in Bowie Maryland will open to researchers on a limited schedule as of August 31, 2021. Original and microfilmed archival materials, rare books, and other special collections, along with digital resources, will be accessible in the Reading Room. Please see the Visit the Library and Archives page for details about preparing for a research visit.

If you are interested in remote research assistance, or cannot plan a visit to the Shapell Center, please search in our online tools and then consider asking for assistance.

Plan Your Visit

Find out when the Museum's exhibitions and Hall of Remembrance are open, where we're located, and other essential details for planning a visit.

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