Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) presents nine rooms that decrease in light as museumgoers go through the darkest chapters of the Holocaust, and brighten as the story progresses, which allows for a careful journey through Holocaust history. Exhibits span everything from European Jewish life to recreated train cars that transported victims. Visit a photo gallery, read personal accounts, and engage with interactive displays.
This free museum is a go-to destination if you want to learn more about the Holocaust. The museum offers guided tours—which must be booked in advance—as well as included audio-guides. History fans can pair an LAMOTH visit with a stop at the Museum of Tolerance, while archaeology fans can visit the nearby La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
- History enthusiasts shouldn't miss the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
- LAMOTH is a great value—museum admission and tours are complimentary.
- If you want to visit the archive, make a reservation in advance.
How to Get There
LAMOTH is situated in Los Angeles' Pan Pacific Park, in Mid-City West. The most convenient way to reach the museum is to drive. From the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10), take the exit for Fairfax Avenue North. From the 101 Freeway, take exit 9C. The museum is located off of The Grove Drive. Paid parking lots and metered parking are available. Public transit is also an option; check the LA Metro website for details.
When to Get There
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is open seven days a week, but closes early on Fridays. The museum is also closed on major Jewish holidays, and select national holidays. Plan your visit around one of the museum's frequent special events, like a Holocaust survivor talk or film screening.
Visiting Los Angeles' Original Farmers Market
Located around the corner from the museum you can find a local foodie hotspot, the Original Farmers Market. The market has been operating since 1934, and remains a go-to destination for everything from fresh baked pies and produce to artisan breads. Stop by for a snack after touring the museum, seven days a week, or pair a visit with a market tour to survey the culinary scene.
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