Holocaust Museum Reaches Milestone

Visited by more than 8 milion school kids, 88 heads of state

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    It’s a museum milestone by the Mall.

    As of this week, more than 30 million visitors have walked the halls and heard the moving stories at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Its exhibitions include real-life testimonials, artwork and artifacts that trace the history of Jews and others who suffered and died during the Nazi rule of Germany.

    The museum opened its doors in April o1993. In its 17 years, local visitors and tourists have made it one of Washington’s most popular attractions. Among its guests are more than 8 million school children, 88 heads of state and some 3,500 foreign officials from more than 130 different countries.

    Last year alone, the museum hosted 1.75 million visitors. The location near the National Mall makes it a convenient stop for visitors to the nation’s capital, and admission is still free.