Pay a visit to the Unabomber's cabin

July 7, 2008 11:26:18 AM PDT
The tiny cabin in which Unabomber Ted Kaczynski lived and hid is going on public display for the first time.

The 10-foot-by-12-foot cabin is part of an exhibit that opens tomorrow at the Newseum in Washington -- just a few blocks from FBI headquarters.

FBI agents spent 17 years searching for Kaczynski. In that time, his homemade bombs killed three people and injured 23 others. When agents finally caught him in his Montana hideout, they also found a live bomb in the cabin.

Kaczynski is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Newspapers faced an ethical dilemma over whether to publish Kaczynski's anti-technology manifesto, which is also on display at the news museum. The Newseum's vice president says the decision to finally publish it helped lead to his capture. Kaczynski's brother read it and saw familiar phrases, and then tipped off the FBI.

The exhibit also features stories and artifacts from the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Washington-area sniper shootings.