Museum Hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Museum Collection

A picture of the first DEA training class. Green platform shoes. Programs on drug smuggling. With more than 5,000 objects, 40,000 photographs, and an online video archive, the Museum’s collection brings the history of drug law enforcement to life.


Collection Spotlight

No matter how big or small, every artifact tells a story. While only a fraction of the objects and images in the Museum's collection, these eye-catching artifacts capture significant moments in the history of drugs and drug law enforcement.

Explore the Collection

From hundred-year-old medicine bottles to a seized Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the Museum’s collection is a trove of artifacts and images that chronicle DEA’s past and the history of drug use in the United States. Click here to examine notable artifacts and more.

video archive

The Museum hosts a variety of programs and events that captivate domestic and international audiences. Artifact talks, memorials, and interviews with special guests are only some of the videos you can explore in this interactive archive.

Illegal Drugs and the Environment

An expert panel discussion on DEA’s efforts to stop the environmental impacts of illegal drug production.

Stories from the Collection: La Grippe Bottle

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum dives into the rich history behind an early 20th-century pill bottle.

2022 DEA Memorial Service

The annual DEA Memorial Service pays tribute to the men and women of DEA and its predecessor agencies who lost their lives in the line of duty.