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'Securing the Homeland – ICE' exhibit opens at Crime Museum in DC
WASHINGTON — The Crime Museum today unveiled a new exhibit entitled "Securing the Homeland – ICE," offering insight into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its efforts to promote homeland security and public safety through the enforcement of more than 400 federal laws governing homeland security, customs, trade and immigration.

The exhibit educates the public on the role and work of ICE. Museum guests will have the opportunity to read about some high profile ICE cases, learn about the impact of counterfeit goods on U.S. security, understand how ICE protects our homeland and test their knowledge of ICE at the Crime Museum.
"This exhibit provides ICE with a new venue to showcase how the dedicated men and women of this agency work to keep our nation and its people safe every day," said ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale. "As we protect America from the cross-border crime and unlawful migration that threatens public safety, we hope to inspire people to join our team and help us keep our nation safe."

A variety of items that ICE has confiscated are among the artifacts in the exhibit, along with uniforms and part of the agency's history. Some highlighted objects include:

Reproductions of the 9/11 hijackers' passports and other 9/11 artifacts

Drug smuggling paraphernalia and drug tunnel digging tools
Seized counterfeit goods including fake Super Bowl tickets and merchandise

A stuffed bear and a highway road sign that helped special agents solve cases and rescue endangered children

"Our mission at the Crime Museum is to educate, utilizing interactive and entertaining experiences," said Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum. "We are pleased to team with ICE to present this informative exhibit that underscores the role the organization plays in public safety on a daily basis."

"Securing the Homeland – ICE" at the Crime Museum is scheduled to run through summer. The museum is located at 575 7th Street, NW (between E and F Streets) in downtown Washington, D.C., less than a block from the Gallery Place Metro Station.

Regular business hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (202) 621-5550 or (202) 870-2343 to verify daily hours, or visit
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575 7th St NW Washington, DC 20004
575 7th St NWUSDCWashington20004
Tourist AttractionToday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Crime Museum in Washington, DC provides America’s most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evolution of crime and punishment in a museum environment.  Five distinct galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, issues associated with crime, the prison system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement, the Judiciary Branch of government and more!  

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Joseph Lorelli
reviewed 2 months ago
Great experience. Rip off pricing. I took my wife there for their Valentine's day event. The museum itself was very educational and had far more information than expected. Pros: Very well put together. Great place for families to learn about criminals and the prison system. Even covers some medieval era. Cons: No drinks. I dont mean adult drinks. There was not a water fountain, soda machine or bar on premise. Plan accordingly. Long walk. You will feel like you found a new kind of ikea. No end in site. By the time we got to the csi section we were thirsty and ready to leave. The Valentine's day event is a scam. For $160 we got the everyday show plus a couple extra signs and fuzzy hand cuffs. The melting pot is cheaper and we get adult beverages. We will go again when our son is older but its at the bottom of the list compared with all the free sites.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Hey Joseph, whenever you are ready I will comp you to come back and give you a free CSI workshop. We hate bad reviews. We did run a groupon for V-Day so sorry you didn't get that!
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Matthew Doebler
reviewed 4 months ago
Not quite as much material as I would have expected. More pictures than a great collection of cool stuff. Very expensive. I would not go back.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Our price is about the same as all the other Museums that charge a free. Most people actually say it is too much information. Sorry it wasn't what you expected.
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Gavin Creechan
reviewed 10 months ago
Absalutly great! Im in a wheelchair and it was 100% accecable and easy too see everything. If your a crime buff its a total must must see....but give yourself atleast 3 hours.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thanks Gavin!
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Glenn Conant
reviewed 8 months ago
Visiting this place was just an option. I had the time to visit one museum only and 3 museums worth seeing (according to friends' suggestions). I chose this one randomly and although I did not know what expected me in the other 2, I do not regret the events taking this turn. The place is incredible and must be seen from everyone who has the opportunity. It is a pity when you come to think of the fact that the most fortunate of all are the citizens of the city and probably the vast majority have never even heard of the museum.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thanks Glenn!
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Woodrow Boon
reviewed 9 months ago
I literally spent 4 hours here! There was so much to be seen, so much to be read, so much to be learned. The exposition is amazing. It is not just a bunch of staff gathered together - each piece has its on story and still all the pieces together add up to a whole new story. It must be seen! Spare 2-4 hours to visit this place!
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thanks Woodrow!
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David Slavick
reviewed 10 months ago
I've been to the National Museum of Crime & Punishment 10 times as I bring a group of students each semester. The museum is fun and informative, it walks you through the history of Crime and Punishment from the medieval ages until today, it highlights different eras of law enforcement like the mob era and the age of pirates. It is quite fun with interactive opportunities to undergo law enforcement training exercises and many please touch type exhibits. Definitely worth a trip once while you are visiting or living in DC.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Hey David! Thanks so much! It is always a pleasure!