National Museum of Crime & Punishment

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is a museum that allows you to explore the history of crime and punishment in America, from pirates and Wild West outlaws to gangsters and white-collar computer criminals.

Don’t miss:

  • Punishment—The Consequence of Crime: Enter a full-scale model police station that proves that crime doesn’t pay, with a booking station, police line-up, lie detector test, electric chair, lethal injection machine, and jail cell.
  • Crime Fighting: Discover the everyday heroes of law enforcement and experience the exhilaration of high-speed police chase simulators and an FBI shooting range.
  • CSI Experience: Find yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene with fresh evidence. Begin your investigation by using a variety of forensic science techniques.
  • America’s Most Wanted Studio: Walk onto the actual television set of America’s Most Wanted, hosted by John Walsh, and see how community involvement in fighting crime has led to dramatic results, capturing more than 1,000 fugitives.


National Museum of Crime & Punishment

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Sarah Wyland
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