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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 11/11/2010

National crime museum offers $6 tickets

By Jacqueline Trescott
A guillotine at The National Museum of Crime and Punishment. (Susan Biddle/Post)

When the leaves are falling and the official tourist season ends, local institutions appeal to area residents to fill their halls.

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment is reviving a promotion called "Six Dollar Sundays" at their headquarters on the busy 7th Street NW strip in the Penn Quarter/Gallery Place neighborhood.

Every Sunday through December 19, the museum is reducing its admission from the top price of $19.95 to $6 for everyone with a local identification. Though the privately-owned museum doesn't release attendance numbers, this discount was offered to the Sunday and after-6 p.m. crowd last winter and officials said it worked.

"We were pleased with the results," said Janine Vaccarello, the chief operating officer of the museum. In November and December, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The museum, opened in May 2008 and covering 25,000 square feet, has a feature arts enthusiasts will like. In its cold case file, it provides a description of the unsolved art burglary in 1990 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the largest art theft in U.S. history.

Going Out Guide: National Museum of Crime & Punishment

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 11, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, holiday  | Tags:  d.c. museums, discounts, national crime and punishment museum, washington  
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