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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...

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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Huge Museum, Long Visit

The Newseum is a huge museum with a lot of great, relevant, interesting exhibits. As most of the museums and galleries in DC are free (Smithsonian's), it's worth it to splurge on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kayleigh M
Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Newseum is a huge museum with a lot of great, relevant, interesting exhibits. As most of the museums and galleries in DC are free (Smithsonian's), it's worth it to splurge on tickets to the Newseum. Passes are good for two consecutive days, and I'd 100% recommend spacing out your visit. There's a lot to see and we found ourselves... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cost is $24 per person but you can get a few dollars off if you buy online. A number of nice exhibits focused on historic events and the role of journalists. I especially liked the exhibits on the Berlin Wall, Lincoln's assassination, Pulitzer Prize photos, Vietnam war, FBI and the 9/11 exhibit. Worth a visit if you are a news... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though this is not a free museum, the entrance fee is good for two days, which is wonderful. The place itself is well worth the money. Tons and tons of things to see and do. Huge pieces of the Berlin Wall and one of the watch towers is definitely a highlight. A great place to spend a whole afternoon... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had several people recommend this facility to us before we arrived in DC. We were not disappointed. We spent over 4 hours exploring. Being able to see actual print media from the day after the Declaration of Independence was signed was amazing. Or the day peace was declared after WWII. Of the day after Lincoln and Kennedy were shot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the idea of putting all the front pages of the newspapers from around the world on the outside of the building! Eat at The Source, a Wolfgang Puck, restaurant if you can. Delicious!

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an interesting collection of news information through out history. There is definitely something for everyone. From digital images, video recordings, sections of the Berlin Wall, newspapers from the 1400's. You will need 2 days to completely explore everything offered. We covered 75% in 4.5 hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum with up to date news. We were there right after the Paris incident which made it even more timely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best museums I've been to. Moving 9/11 exhibit with photos from journalists who were on the ground and newsreel from the networks. Photos and video interviews from Pulitzer winners. Newspaper front pages going back hundreds of years. Section of the Berlin Wall. Great view from the roof up to the Capitol as well. Need at least half... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Newseum presented history through the eyes of the media with thoughtful displays, videos, and interactive displays. Was moved by the 9/11 exhibit. Enjoyed looking at the photojournalist exhibit. Found the exhibit on terror interesting and disturbing. Definitely a place to go to when in DC. While I was on a tight schedule, allow yourself enough time to do the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most interesting place in Washington DC, I recommend this to everybody visiting DC. We could have spent 2 days here

Thank Ken M

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