El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

#9 in Best Things To Do in El Paso
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Key Info

715 N. Oregon St.

Price & Hours

Tues-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.


Museums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 5.0Value
  • 2.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The El Paso Holocaust Museum was founded in 1984 by Henry Kellen, a Holocaust survivor who wanted to share his experiences with the community. What began as a small display tucked into the city's Jewish Community Center has grown to become the only bilingual Holocaust museum in the U.S.

The museum's mission is to educate the public about the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany in the hope that similar acts will not happen again. Through its permanent exhibits, the museum traces life before, during and after the Holocaust. It also hosts events throughout the year to further engage with the community.

Past travelers praised the museum's multimedia displays. Several people also appreciated its small size, adding that the museum's intimate layout makes it easy to keep older children engaged with the material.

The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed on Mondays, Jewish holidays and other select days. Keep in mind, the property is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. It is located in downtown El Paso. Visit the museum's website for more information.

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