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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 252 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting museum concerned with the history of the media. It has a great location and a good place to take pictures with the Capitol in the background of the 4th floor deck. It requires a lot of reading so it takes time. It has some interesting revolving exhibits. It has a steep admission price so I would... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and so much to observe. There are a few interactive sections, one where you are a reporter and make a presentation on screen using a teleprompter. These videos are uploaded to youtube for viewing (although not all of ours made it on the site). The only disappointing part was the "tour" of the large... More

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Bolingbrook, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy the breadth of exhibit content and the interactive experience as well. Always worth it to check out the Newseum.

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Kingston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to many, many museums. The Newseum is by far the best I've ever been to. I highly recommend a visit if you're in Washington, DC.

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Granada Hills, CA
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the best museum in DC. It is a must see and plan to spend a lot of time there. There are 6 floors of news and it is spectacular. When we were there you could go free the second day. I can't say enough about this place. It was the highlight of an amazing 10 day trip.

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I would recommend the Newseum. It's a neat place with tons of information. A lot of the news history is based on some of the biggest events in history. The 9/11 display is moving. It had video and pictures I had never seen. A little expensive. Adult $22 but worth it

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Dubai
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place was great and well worth the entrance fee. As you have to pay to get in it's a little quieter than the Smithsonians. The exhibitions are well-designed and the space is brilliantly conceived. You can literally spend all day here as there is so much to see and do. We watched most of the documentary films - which... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the best museum experiences in Washington. An excellent history of the role news media have played in history. could have done without the anchorman-ron burgundy obsession, but I guess that's there to appeal to a certain demographic. Would go again. It is living history

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Kansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really liked this. When you buy a ticket it's also good for the next day as well. They close at 5. It takes a while to get through it all and there are a couple of short films you can watch. I really liked the two short films at the beginning including the one about sports!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am an extremely avid museum go-er, especially on the upper east coast. I have to say this was SUCH a waste of my time and money. There were only three exhibits worth seeing. One was the Berlin wall and tower. I feel this certainly could have been placed in a free Smithsonian museum. The second was the very top... More

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