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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #5 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. On first glance, it is hard to get a sense of what exactly the Newseum holds within its walls. I expected a history of news. Instead it is more of a look at history through news - it was great! The exhibits are well curated. Each one, even if only taking up a small room, had... More

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Long Beach, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I hosted an event for my company at the Newseum. Wolfgang Puck caterers provide all F&B within the Freedom Forum event space. We were on the 7th floor, amazing views of the capital! Food was amazing (Beef, Seabass, etc.). We had access to the entire 7th floor including the outside deck/patio and a greenroom for our speakers. Each attendee also... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Excellent displays on the Berlin Wall, 9/11, and the Pulitzer Prize photos. i thought the admission price a tad high, but being able to go back a second day was nice and we did take advantage of that feature. Younger children would probably not find it very interesting, let's face it, not... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's a wonderful place! Everything news related is here. Very spacious and exhibitions are well organized. Makes a great school field trip! Awesome environment for learning! Dining here, however, is a bit expensive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I did enjoy this museum, but they have a lot of FREE competition in the DC area. Now that I live in the area, I thought I would pay the high admission price. It was better than expected, but I wouldn't go for a second round.

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you love history, the news.............The Newseum is a must see while visiting DC. I really was not expecting that much.....but.....wow....I was so surprised. First....the views from the top of the museum are wonderful of Pennsylvania Ave. The architecture is exquisite. I loved everything from the old display of newspapers, to the FBI exhibit, 911 exhibit. There is a little... More

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This museum was so much more than I expected. There is something for everyone and every age there, so many pieces of history to view. Visited with a group of high school students who loved the interacting displays. There was so much to see and do, I don't know if you could do and see everything there in one day.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Best part was the collection of Pulitzer prize winning photographs. Quite moving. Interactive News Room is fun for kids and couples alike.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Original (not a very common topic to make a museum with), impressive pieces of history (Berlin Wall and Twin Tower antenna) with captivating details on how the news had been treated back then. The section of press-freedom, the alley with front pages and the Pulitzer pictures are also key places to spend time. Unless you have kids, the TV section... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

One of the few museums in DC that charges an entrance fee, but we were able to use ours over 2 days. There's a lot more to see in do in this museum than expected. Lots of interactive displays. Great artifacts from the news industry. A number of interesting videos running, You can see the front page of many of... More

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