US Holocaust
Memorial Museum

, DC

Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

NEXT TRIP: Saturday, September 21, 2013

·        TICKETS ARE $15 EACH. Any member of the BCC community (student, staff, or faculty) may purchase up to two tickets, space permitting; the second traveler need not be affiliated with BCC.  You must present BCC identification to purchase tickets.

·       Each participant must print, complete, and submit the “Off Campus Activity Statement” to Dr. Alexander either prior to or on the morning of the trip. The form asks for the phone number of a friend or family member who can be reached during the trip day in case of an emergency. The same number can be used for multiple participants provided the individual knows both.

·      Trip forms can also be delivered to Dr. Alexander’s office in Academic Center 317 or to Laurel Hall 114, (Box #1).

·      All tickets are sold through the BCC Business Offices in Pemberton (Parker 3rd floor) and Mt. Laurel (Laurel Hall). Please take note: this trip fills very quickly.


Trip Itinerary


Check-in at the TEC Center in Mount Laurel (Rte. 38 and Hartford Rd.)

Please be prompt! Once you are checked in with Dr. Alexander, you may board either bus. Please do not sit in the first two rows.


Travel from Mt. Laurel to Washington, DC

We travel in coach-style busses equipped with restrooms; no stops are planned. You may bring books, personal music, or a light snack for the ride; muffins and bottled water will be provided. Films will be shown on the bus (some of which may be unsuitable for children, so please let me know if you’re traveling with someone younger than 13). You may leave items on the bus while in DC or MD; however, you will not have access to the bus until pick-up.


Self-guided tour of the Museum

Upon arrival, we will disembark in the rear of the Museum on 15th Street (Raoul Wallenberg Place). Form a single line outside the revolving doors of the “group entrance” until we are instructed to enter. All possessions will be sent through security devices; any blades, scissors, or clippers of any kind will be confiscated. Also, food and liquid (other than water) is prohibited in the Museum. We will then form a line 2-by-2 at the bottom of the stairway against the wall until instructed to proceed to the elevators. The Guide will offer a short introduction before ushering individuals into the elevators. Once on the Fourth Floor, you will move through the Exhibition at your own pace (floors 4, 3, and 2). Consider exploring the Museum exhibition until 1:45 or 2:00pm, then visiting the Museum Shop and “Daniel’s Story” (First Floor) or the Museum Café (just outside of the group entrance).


Meet the busses outside the Museum

We will meet outside the same 15th Street “group” entrance at exactly 2:45pm to re-board the busses for the trip to Baltimore. If you see very large buildings in front of you when you exit the Museum, you’re on the wrong side. You should see parks, a large sculpture, rugby or soccer players, and the Washington Monument.


Travel from Washington to Baltimore, MD



Free time in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

We will be dropped off in front of the Aquarium (near Barnes and Noble, ESPNZone and the Hard Rock Café). You are free to roam at your leisure. It is recommended that you find a restaurant and put in a name to reserve a table. Waiting times for some restaurants may be 90 minutes or more. You must return to the Aquarium drop-off point no later than 6:45pm to board the busses.


Return to Mt. Laurel (TEC Center)


The Museum asks that you consider the following during your visit:

  • Please do not touch the artifacts on display or take photographs in the exhibitions. Video or audio recording is not permitted and cell phone usage is forbidden in the exhibition. The taking of photographs is allowed in non-exhibition areas of the Museum only (interior of the First floor and the Hall of Remembrance).
  • Eating, drinking, gum chewing, and smoking are prohibited in all areas of the Museum.
  • Considering that each floor of the exhibition is the size of one city block, one should wear comfortable walking shoes. In addition, you may wish to bring a light sweater or sweatshirt since the Museum is air-conditioned.
  • Coat-check is not available for members of large groups.
  • The Museum Café (located in the annex adjacent to the Museum) is open from 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m, 7 days a week. No other food or beverages are allowed in the Museum itself.
  • A first-time visitor’s guide is available in PDF format.