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Newseum

Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Ranked #9 of 232 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Washington, a family member living there suggested a visit to the Newseum. We went and spent over an hour just looking at the award winning photos. A picture really does tell a story and there were many profound and thought-provoking images. Unfortunately we didn't allow enough time to go through the Newseum as thoroughly as... More

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san francisco, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful bright modern structure with many exhibits to see. Tickets are pricey so plan on spending as much time there as you can. Half a day really isn't enough which unfortunately for us that's all we had. We tried to see as much as we could. Highlights included the 9/11 tragedy, Berlin Wall, FBI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit! The staff are friendly and willing to answer questions. Plan to spend 3 to 4 hours here.

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Huntingdon Valley, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

After all of the hype about the Newseum, we are among those who were not impressed. It seemed to be self-congratulatory toward the media. The 9/11 exhibit was touching and the 4-D 14 minute film fun, but overall to us was not worth the price of admission or the time spent.

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

When we come to Washington, we never get tired of the Smithsonian, the National Gallery, and the other old reliables. Now we can add another great place to our list. There were so many great exhibits: we spent a lot of time in the News History gallery (alone, almost worth the price of admission). The 9/11 gallery was excellently done... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Enough high tech electronics to entice your teens while giving them a sense of history. It's pricey for a family but it is a two-day admission with deep discounts for kids during the summer months. The roof view of the City is spectacular and the Pulitzer Prize photos provide a good shorthand view of dramatic events. We live in DC... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I went as part of a large group to this museum and I will agree that the staff could use some work on how they great and treat their customers...other than that, I found the museum to be fascinating. From the FBI section with the actual Unabomber's cabin, to the car that a reporter was blown up in, the sections... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My niece's class trip to the museum was told that not only did they have to end their class trip immediately and leave because a private tour wanted the entire museum to themselves, but while they waited for the bus, they would either have to stand in the emergency exit stairwell, out of sight, or outside in the rain. While... More

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Jonathan T, Public Relations Manager at Newseum, responded to this review

I’m sorry your niece had this experience during her trip to the Newseum. On that day, the class bus was running an hour late and the museum, which had closed at 5 p.m., was being prepped for a large evening event. Although we don’t normally allow guests to stay in the museum after closing, our staff offered the class the... More

Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had been to Washington several times since the Newseum opened and had not had a chance to check it out until now. It is definitely worth the $25 admission (unlike the Smithsonian's free admission). The 9/11 exhibit is very emotional and extremely well done. The collection of historical documents and American news headlines down through the centuries will keep... More

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Saint Louis Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We loved this place. It had been recommended to us by more than one person to go here. Although it is a little costly to go here, when so many other museums in the area are free...it is well well worth it. There are 4 floors, just full of artifacts and special displays. One large area holds a portion of... More

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