Visiting Information

Come experience the most interactive museum in DC! With more than 25,000 artifacts in our collection spanning over 300 years of American law enforcement history, we are committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come. Our museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibits, and insightful, interactive programs.

Museum offerings

  • Daily museum highlight tours, led by our resident law enforcement museum guides, take visitors through the museum’s exhibits, showcasing a handful of artifacts and telling the complex story of American law enforcement.
  • Educational workshops are available for group bookings, which include Forensic Pathology 101, CSI Crash Course, and a True Crime Breakout Scavenger Hunt.
  • The patrol driving simulator, the only of its kind in the country not housed in a police training academy, along with our decision-making simulator, create a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors, allowing them to step into the shoes of law enforcement.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesday are reserved for private group visits so our team can provide you with the exclusive experience of having the museum to yourself.

We want you to have the best experience possible when visiting the National Law Enforcement Museum. Whether we’re welcoming you back, or welcoming you for the first time, we look forward to seeing you soon.


Individual admission prices are as follows:

  • Law Enforcement Officer (active or retired) – $18.00
  • Military (I.D. Required) – $18.00
  • Survivor – $18.00
  • Survivor First Year – $0
  • Adult (18-64) – $22.00
  • Youth (17 and under) – $0 *
  • Seniors (65 and up) – $20.00
  • Student 18 or older with ID – $20.00

* Discount does not apply to groups of 10 or more

Convenient Location

Operating Hours

Unless otherwise noted, the Museum is open to the public:


Thur. – Sat., 10AM – 5PM


DAILY May 9 – 18, 2024, – 10AM – 5PM

Group Visits Group visits are available for advanced booking.

The Museum is always closed on:

  • Sundays and Mondays
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Groups (10+ Visitors)

The Museum offers a variety of add-ons including tours, workshops, and activity carts for both adult and student groups. Group visitors will enjoy discounted admission, specialized workshops, lectures and more. For More Information: 202.737.8538 or Email Us


Come enjoy snacks and cold drinks or food you brought from home in our relaxed, self-serve café located on the Museum’s mezzanine level.


The Museum is committed to providing resources and assistance to ensure all visitors have an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible including all exhibits, the Visitor Services desk, Museum Store, and Café. Service animals are welcome in the Museum. Please visit the Ticketing and Information Desk with access questions or requests for resources. For questions prior to your visit, please contact: Visitor Services at 202.737.8538 or [email protected]