National Musuem of Crime and Punishment
The National Musuem of Crime and Punishmentpromises visitors the opportunity to shoot a gun, drive a police cruiser and appear in a police lineup, the crime museum is to the Smithsonian as “America’s Most Wanted” is to “Frontline.” You can sit inside a jail cell, test yourself on a lie detector, check out Al Capone’s super-comfy prison cell and, in the section on capital punishment, gawk at the real Tennessee’s Old Smokey electric chair and a like real gas chamber.
Orlando businessman John Morgan’s decision to put his latest attraction in Washington was inspired by the Spy Museum.
“The type of visitor you get here is more educated, more inquisitive,” says Morgan, a personal injury lawyer who also builds hotels. “And I was very impressed with the success of the Spy Museum.”
Morgan gained the inspiration for the museum of crime after trying to visit the the prison located on an island in San Francisco called Alcatrez. Morgan was disappointed to find out that tickets were sold out eight days in advance.
“I slipped the guy a couple of hundred bucks and he let me on the boat, and I realized, if America is so enthralled with crime that they’d book eight days out to see an empty prison, that’s something pretty strong.”
The National Musuem of Crime and Punishment in Washington, DC provides America’s the most developed display of the evolution of crime in punishment in the United States and abroad. There are five distinct galleries that explores deep into the studies of criminal intent, profiles, issues associated with crime, the prison system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement, the Judiciary Branch of government and more! The Holiday Inn Central offers a Crime and Punishment Package which includes 2 adult tickets 2 kids tickets to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment and 2 breakfast vouchers each morning of your stay. As always, Kids Eat Free
The Holiday Inn Washington, DC is located only 1.3 miles from the Crime Museum. Enjoy the hotel’s premier location, which is within walking distance of the White House, monuments, museums, and the business district. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the hotel’s seasonal, rooftop pool and a full-service restaurant and lounge, the Avenue Cafe, where kids eat free.