National Law Enforcement Museum Announces 2021 Extended Holiday Hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2021) – The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., is offering extended hours for a safe and exciting way to create holiday memories with loved ones. Usually open to the public only Thursdays through Sundays, the Museum will be open Monday, December 26, through Friday, December 31, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“The Museum is a treasured place for families, loved ones, and visitors to honor our law enforcement heroes,” said Thomas Canavan, Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum. “I’m excited this holiday season to welcome visitors from the around the region and those visiting family or exploring on their own to enjoy our museum experience. From traveling through time to learn about the earliest officers, discovering historical artifacts, exploring the roles of forensic scientists and detectives, to discovering what it means to be an American police officer today and how they support their communities and keep us safe, including honoring those who rose to the challenge on 9/11. There really is something for everyone.”

Updated Days and Times

December 24      Closed

December 25      Closed

December 26      Open  10am – 5pm

December 27      Open  10am – 5pm

December 28      Open  10am – 5pm

December 29      Open  10am – 5pm

December 30      Open  10am – 5pm

December 31      Open  10am – 5pm

January 1            Closed

January 2            Open 10am – 5pm

“We recognize that law enforcement officers have had to shoulder the weight of a tremendous year,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “We want to provide the place for law enforcement officers and their families to reconnect and remember the sacrifice of so many as well as the heroism of officers working each day to keep us safe.”

Learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum and purchase tickets here:

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24), Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25), and New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1). 


About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The National Law Enforcement Museum ( at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.

Colby Jordan
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