April 15th, 2019
One of the coolest, most interesting spots to visit in Arlington is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Museum and Visitors Center, located at the DEA office in Pentagon City. The museum is filled with special exhibits and galleries to educate the American public on the history of drugs, drug addiction, and drug law enforcement in the United States.
The museum’s centerpiece exhibit is Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History, which recounts the history of drug trafficking and efforts to stop it. The exhibit starts with the opium wars of the 1850s and continues through present day. Other exhibits delve into the history of prescription drug abuse and diversion in the United States.
With interactive learning opportunities and special programs for kids, the DEA Museum is a great place to spend a day. The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are not required, but please call to arrange for a group tour of the museum.
DEA Museum and Visitors Center
700 Army Navy Drive