All the Dirt. All in One Place.
With cutting-edge content spread throughout an immaculately restored former U.S. Post Office and Courthouse built in the 1930s, The Mob Museum takes visitors on a world-class, interactive journey that explores the fascinating power struggle between organized crime and law enforcement — from the birth of the Mob through today. Located steps from Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, the Museum provides an experience unlike any other.
Immersive exhibits, hundreds of rare artifacts and riveting storylines provide an exclusive, insiders’ look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.
The Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was designed by a world-class team known for other successful museums that serve to reinvigorate communities and neighborhoods, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Mob Museum cost approximately $42 million to construct and was funded through local, state and federal grants. Approximately $12.4 million came from general fund sources with $8.3 million coming from matching local, state and federal grants that were awarded following the city’s financial commitment from both its general fund and Redevelopment Agency funding source that can only be spent on projects located in the city’s redevelopment area. General funds were allocated for the Museum in 2004. Grants of note include a Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service, multi-year grants from the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs and local grants from the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The Mob Museum was awarded accreditation on March 1, 2017. This is the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This distinction means our Museum meets National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. museums and we join a select community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to these standards and best practices.