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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
Ranked #7 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As one of the few attractions you have to pay for in D.C., the Newseum has to work harder to draw visitors - and it has. For anyone interested in news, this building has it all from the very first newspapers created hundreds of years ago, through all the significant events of the last centuries to today's 50 front pages... More

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Mysore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum, for everyone interested in journalism. The fact that you can see hundreds of publications at the same place itself is a good enough reason to visit Newseum. Collection of historical newspapers and magazines is unbelievable. 4D film and the special sections on cartoons, investigative journalism, photography etc are great too.

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Burke, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Newseum was such a wonderful experience. We loved that there was plenty of space around the exhibits that made it comfortable to linger when we wanted. Such a great place and well worth the price. As a bonus we loved looking at the newspapers outside - one for every state.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

With so many free monuments to see, I wondered if spending $24+change for a 2-day ticket would be worth it. It definitely was. All the news of our lives is on display along with a large portion of the Berlin wall and an antenna from the World Trade Center. Very moving visit!

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Newseum during this summer is providing free entrance for kids (wish I had known that when I bought our tickets earlier!) but still it is a gift and if you are thinking of going there, now is the time to take all the kiddies! It is a place for their experimentation, for your information, and trips through history as... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We are locals to the area and hadn't been to the Newseum since it moved from its former location. The new building is impressive with a stellar view of the US Capitol from the rooftop terrace. We were there with a tween and even he managed to enjoy himself. We stopped for 2 movies - the 4-D - great for... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wasn't crazy about my visit. Exhibits were very wordy (duh, it's the 'News'eum) and did not keep my interest. Fine for a one-time visit...and if you get a discount.

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Easton, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was apprehensive about going to this museum, thinking it would be boring. I was way wrong. This place was awesome. This was our favorite place that we went on our recent vacation. We were planning on going only for a couple of hours and then going somewhere else, but because the tickets are good for re-entry (for 2 days),... More

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Springfield, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I use to live in Maryland so I spent time visiting many of the attractions that Washington D.C had to offer. I relocated to New Jersey eight years ago and this was my first time back in D.C and I heard so many amazing things about the Newseum which was built after I left the region. While the Newseum is... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took my family to the Newseum at a friend's suggestion and I am so glad I did. I have a 14 year old son and a 9 year old daughter, so finding something they both like can be quite a challenge. The Newseum is very interesting, educational, and thought provoking. There was several exhibits that sparked debate for our... More

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