City Desk

New Crime Museum Opening on 7th Street

I just spotted workers putting finishing touches on DC's newest shticky museum, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, which opens May 23 on 7th and F streets NW. A brief perusal of the museum's website leads me to believe the exhibits will not probe any of the moral murkiness in the history of crime. The museum is a project of John Walsh, of America's Most Wanted, and looks pretty focused on the classic good guy-bad guy stories. I do have to say I can't wait to take the promised lie detector test. They also have fun items I do not wish to try out: an electric chair, a gas chamber and a $17.95 ticket price. Crossing my fingers for a press preview.

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