While we’ve kept our collections safe during our closure for public safety, we’ve missed being able to share the stories and artifacts on display with visitors from across the country. In fact, we’ve taken this temporary closure as an opportunity to reflect on our offerings and to craft new and improved experiences for you.

When we reopen on August 27, 2021, you’ll find a few new offerings:

  • Our first major exhibition, Post 9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement, inspired by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Daily museum highlights tours available on general admission days led by our resident law enforcement museum guides.
  • Daily “snapshot” workshops that provide a peek into the Museum’s educational offerings on general admission days.
  • A new patrol driving simulator, the only of its kind in the country not housed in a police training academy, which joins our existing decision-making simulator experience.
  • Days of the week reserved for private groups 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.

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National Law Enforcement Museum

Convenient Location

The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is located in Judiciary Square – 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 — just blocks from the National Mall and numerous DC landmarks.

There is easy access to Judiciary Square Metro, parking, lodging, and many dining options nearby.

Hours of Operation

Unless otherwise noted, the Museum is open to the public:
Friday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM (last entry at 5 pm).

Private group tours are available Tuesday – Thursday.

The Museum is closed on Mondays.


Individual admission prices are as follows:

  • Adult (13-64) – $21.95
  • Youth (12 and under) – $0 – Applicable to Family entry only. Discount does not apply to groups of 10 or more.
  • Seniors (65 and up) – $19.95
  • Student 13 or older with ID – $19.95
  • Law Enforcement Officer (active or retired) or Military (ID should be provided) – $17.95
  • Survivor – $17.00
  • Survivor First Year – $0

Please note:

  • There is an additional charge for some Museum exhibits and features.
  • Resources are available for visitors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, German, and French.
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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.

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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 202.737.7862 or email for more information.

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