Our New Museum: Don’t just see it. Experience it.


Opening Fall 2018

Visitors at the new National Law Enforcement Museum won’t just see what it’s like to be in law enforcement — they’ll experience it in an immersive “walk in the shoes” experience that connects visitors to all parts of American law enforcement — past, present and future.
The Museum features more than 20,000 artifacts that depict law enforcement officers, historic events and pop culture, all housed in a 57,000 square foot building conveniently located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.  The Museum’s interactive exhibits offer something for everyone.
Groups of all ages will enjoy taking part in an authentic law enforcement training simulator experience, trying their hands at fielding 9-1-1 emergency calls or testing their analytical and critical-thinking skills in our Take the Case exhibit. They’ll also hear first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be an officer from those who’ve worn the badge. There’s also theater, classroom and café to enhance your Museum experience.
Our Museum isn’t just a fun place to visit, it’s educational too. Guided and self-guided tours are available to help your group discover all the Museum has to offer. Resources such as activity carts, educator guides and lesson plans are available to exercise math, science, engineering and technology (STEM) skills and help students make the most of their visit.  Our Museum Education team can tailor our popular forensics workshops to your group’s individual needs and interests.
Conveniently located at the Judiciary Square metro station, the Museum is just blocks from the National Mall and numerous DC landmarks, making it an easy stop on your visit to the nation’s capital.  Our Group Tours team can help you plan and coordinate your visit with special group tour discounts, as well as nearby parking, lodging and dining options.