The following is a press release from the Crime Museum:
Those in the Washington, D.C., area who are interested in learning about some of the most notable crimes over the years, as well as visiting special crime-related exhibits, will need to make their way to the National Museum of Crime & Punishment by September 30, 2015. That’s the last date that the museum will be open to the public.
“We are incredibly disappointed that we were asked to leave our building and did everything possible to try and work with our landlords to stay but nothing seemed to change our fate,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum. “But due to various circumstances with our lease agreement, we really don’t have a choice. While we understand the DC real estate market is desirable, it doesn’t make it easy to digest. People still have weeks left that they can come in and see the museum before we close, so they should take advantage!”
The museum, which has been in its current location since May 2008, will maintain a presence in Washington, D.C. They will continue to offer their popular Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour, the traveling educational programs, and they will have a few employees that will be located in the D.C. area.