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Audio Tour of the Museum’s Hall of Witness and Hall of Remembrance

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This audio tour describes the Hall of Witness and the Hall of Remembrance at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and is intended for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Throughout the approximately 25-minute tour, you will hear descriptions of the visual images throughout the two halls, including significant architectural features that are important components of Museum architect James Ingo Freed’s design.

Download the MP3 files to your listening device below or request a listening device at the Museum's Coat Check upon arrival. Please bring your own headphones to listen to the tour. The Museum recommends that you preview listening to the audio files before visiting the Museum so that you get the most out of your visit to the spaces. The tour starts at the Museum's Coat Check.

Download all Tracks (ZIP file)

Track descriptions:

  • Download Track 1 – How to use the Museum's listening device (we recommend visitors using their own devices skip this track)
  • Download Track 2 – How to reach the bathroom and water fountains from coat check using an elevator
  • Download Track 3 – How to reach the bathroom and water fountains from coat check using stairs
  • Download Track 4 – Hall of Witness description
  • Download Track 5 – How to get to the second level using an elevator
  • Download Track 6 – How to get to the second level using stairs
  • Download Track 7 – Hall of Remembrance description
  • Download Track 8 – How to get back to coat check and the first level using an elevator, Conclusion
  • Download Track 9 – How to get back to coat check and the first level using stairs, Conclusion

To provide feedback on the audio tour, please e-mail gtours@ushmm.org.

This tour was produced by the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project and supported by a grant from the Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia.