Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center

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Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center
DEA Museum logo.png
Established 1999
Location 700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates 38°51′53″N 77°03′28″W / 38.8646°N 77.0578°W / 38.8646; -77.0578
Type Law enforcement, history of drugs and drug use
Owner Drug Enforcement Administration
Website deamuseum.org

The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center is a museum owned by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and located in Arlington, Virginia. Its first exhibit opened in 1999,[1] and features exhibits on cannabis (drug), coca and poppy.[2]

The museum has appeared on a list of ten best 420 sites published in USA Today.[3] Fodor's calls its exhibits "hard hitting";[4] Lonely Planet's guide to Washington D.C. sarcastically recommended the museum "If...you think all drug users and pushers should go to jail for a very long time and drugs and terrorism go hand in hand -- or if you just have a thing for heavy-handed propaganda".[5]


  1. ^ Sherman, Jill (2010), Drug Trafficking, ABDO Publishing Company, p. 84, ISBN 9781617852121 
  2. ^ Fahey, David M.; Miller, Jon S. (2010), Alcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia, ABC Clio, p. 853, ISBN 9781598844795 
  3. ^ Larry Bleiberg (April 14, 2017), "10 best 4/20 sites: Where marijuana history was made", USA Today 
  4. ^ Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2016, Fodor's, 2015, p. 209, ISBN 9781101879092 
  5. ^ Karlin, Adam; St. Louis, Regis (2010), Lonely Planet Washington, DC, Lonely Planet, p. 123, ISBN 9781741790450 

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