This history museum is officially named as National Museum of Organised Crime and Law Enforcement but it is more popularly known as Mob Museum. The museum features stories and artifacts of organized crime movements, Mob leaders, and the law enforcers who stood up to the Mob. The tour starts from the third floor of an old courthouse where mafia men attended court trials in real life.
Things to Do
- Learn about the history of organized crime in the country by watching a short, educational film focusing on the history of the Mob and how this has shaped the country.
- Visit The Mob Story and get to know the facts about the Mob players such as Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel. See artifacts of the Mob's heinous work such as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and the chair where Albert Anastasia was murdered. Also learn more about the Myths of the Mob seen in the movies versus the real life of a mobster.
- The museum focuses on the heroic deeds of law enforcers who brought the Mob to justice. Visit The Mob Busters and get to know about the brave men and women who pursued the Mob by using improved tactics and deploying new technologies. The Bringing Down the Mob exhibit shows the actions taken to resolve crimes such as money laundering, drug cartels, kidnapping, and murder.
- Check the museum's website for details of events including the annual Repel Day party to celebrate the anniversary of the end of The Prohibition.
Mob Museum Insider Tips
- It's better not to take younger kids due to some graphic images of violence.