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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 #6 of 248 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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east sussex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Everything was done so well - I thought an hour would be long enough but I struggled with 2 - there was so much to see. I learnt an awful lot and so many artifacts from antenna of Twin Towers, to newspaper covers covering 100 years - its so much more than the brochure shows - go to it -... More

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Elk Grove, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A fantastic presentation of artifacts and stories that really shows how powerful the first amendment is. Give it plenty of time. 3 hours is probably pushing it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Newseum is relatively new among DC museums but the creators used that to their advantage. Technology is one of the major attractions to most of the exhibits. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW this museum charges a fee for adults but kids under 18 enter for free. Unlikely other museums many exhibits are fairly current and there is something for... More

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This site is worth a visit. It has a ton of history inside and one could spend well over 4 hours just exploring the many 'front pages' available to read. This museum does cost about $25/person so it is not cheap, but if you travel all the way to DC then what the heck 'go for it'.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Pros - 9/11 Exhibit, which focuses on the journalists who were at the scene in New York--EXTREMELY well done and very touching. - Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos exhibit--also very touching. - Up-to-Date Front Pages lining the building --This is on the outside of the building, so you don't even need to go inside to see it. This is basically a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved this place! I probably took 200 or mire photos! I was quite impressed, especially with the crimes exhibit. Cool looking at all the pictures and covers of newspapers and thinking back to where you were during that event, or seeing a newspaper from your home city!Very emotional the exhibit for September 11th.I totally enjoyed our experience, as did... More

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Delhi, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

even if travelling alone one of the best museum's ...with so much history you need minimum 1/2 a day but if you have time can spend the whole day. Kids love being the news host and solving a crisis !!!

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You could spend the entire day here if you chose to read everything- actually it'd probably take a week+ to read everything so in consideration of time, you have to pick and choose. There are 6 floors (if I recall) and the top floor has a perfect view of the Capitol. I went with my much younger brother (18) and... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We loved everything about this museum from the building itself, PTO the wide range of exhibits, to the interactive displays which really appeal to younger guests, to the friendly staff, to the fact there were lots of places to sit down for weary old feet! The big sections such as the Pulitzer Prize photos and the headline news are musts,... More

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Delray Beach, FL, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I'm a news junkie, so I was really looking forward to visiting the Newseum. Mostly, it was a disappointment. The positives: a great view of DC from the outside deck and a wonderful Pulitzer-prize winning photographs exhibit with back stories (I still think about the starving little African 3-year old, whose photographer later committed suicide). The negatives: just more of... More

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