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Newseum

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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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This is my favourite museum. I absolutely loved going through the exhibitions. The museum really tries to cover as much about journalism and its history as possible. This museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite museum. I absolutely loved going through the exhibitions. The museum really tries to cover as much about journalism and its history as possible. This museum is not for small children. Every child I saw looked bored and started disrupting those around it. I could have spent all day in there but the air-conditioning cooled down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very well done museum. A very intriguing museum as well. The 9/11 exhibit is amazing. You could spend hours and hours here and never get bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums to visit in Washington, D.C. , well worth the 25 dollar admission for adults but most places have discount coupons and I could not find one for this museum. You could spend 5 hours there easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An awesome museum if you're interested in history or journalism - keep in mind, though, that this museum does have an entrance fee unlike the Smithsonian museums, so plan accordingly. But, it's definitely worth it.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting. They do give discounts to gov and military. Without a discount it costs more than it should.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum! Even went twice! The tickets are valid for 2 days, so if you don't manage to complete the 7 levels in the first visit, you can return the next day! The museum is interactive and informative, and really opens your eyes to the impact of the news on our lives. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Modern, new building and well done displays showing historical events from a news media perspective. Expect a very visual experience with amazing photography, video clips/mini documentary movies, and real artifacts. Lots of space so it didn't feel crowded. It's nearby the Smithsonian art museums and restaurants and cafe's are a few blocks away (walk back behind the building way from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

With so many free museums within walking distance, you might ask why I'd recommend a place that you have to pay, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Newseum! It tells the story of news reporters and the stories they report on (think Berlin Wall, 9/11, Vietnam, Sudan, DC sniper and other high-profile FBI cases, etc.). I'm a history buff, so this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A detailed , if at times , disturbing record of news events - some iconic front pages and moving imagery as well as the very informative general history on view - ground floor exhibition of prize winning photography is a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Newseum. Would definitely like to go back. Our big mistake was we only gave ourselves a little over 2 hours and it wasn't nearly enough. There is so much to see here it's unbelievable. Our advice would be to start on the lowest level than take the elevator to the 6th floor then work your way down.

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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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