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Victims of Communism

About the museum

We Must Remember

The Victims of Communism Museum is dedicated to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of Communism around the world and to those pursuing freedom from totalitarian regimes.



Witness the rise of Communism, the terror of Lenin and Stalin, the growth of the tragic Gulag system, the eastward expansion of Communism, and share in the inspiring stories of those fighting against the most deadly ideology man has ever created.

Museum news

The Museum’s new temporary exhibit chronicles the Soviet-made famine that killed millions of Ukrainians from 1932-1933 and connects this dark chapter to Russia’s ongoing and brutal war in Ukraine.

George F. Will writes that “D.C.’s new Victims of Communism Museum tells a vital, unfinished tale. Visitors to the museum will experience a wholesome immersion in the nation’s anti-communist success. And they will be reminded that this work is unfinished.

Explore the Museum’s previous temporary gallery on Cuba, the island prison. Since January 1959, thousands of people have been imprisoned in Cuba for dissent, opposing a repressive system that has curtailed all individual freedoms. Bear witness to their story. 


Tuesday – Saturday:
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


900 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005