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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Brilliant way to spend a few days

This is a must do in Washington. This is an incredible museum not only seeing history in the newspapers but being able to make your own news clip, the 9-11 is so moving. Five... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wellington, United Kingdom

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must do in Washington. This is an incredible museum not only seeing history in the newspapers but being able to make your own news clip, the 9-11 is so moving. Five floors of news and history of the news it is amazing. The ticket allows you to go in for two days, and it is well worth... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was as good as we had heard! Plan to spend a full day there. It is such a great way to look at our history, through photographs, videos and news broad casts! Many areas that encourage participation. Loved making a news broadcast and having a chance to read off a teleprompter. The 911 exhibition is emotional and well done!

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Midland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were many unexpected things-- although reasonable, with more thought: Berlin wall parts; more than just pictures of 9/11 .....well, just some things I hadn't anticipated in a "news" museum. The 2 day pass is excellent. The museum is not so huge as to be over-whelming. One can do it justice in a few hours....but......coming back for more is then... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was with my family, including a 14 year old and we all loved it. I could have spent all day just in the hall with the newspapers - fascinating to see history on the front pages!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you buy a pass to the Newseum, it allows you two consecutive days entrance. You will probably need two days unless you start early in the morning. It is very comprehensive of all types of news and media for the last 100 years or so! Our entire family loved it! I recommend ages 10 and up to be interested... More 

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, there is nothing wrong with Newseum. The FBI exhibit and the theme of seeing through a journalist's viewpoint, is actually interesting and clever. In Atlanta, Columbus, or Orlando, this would be a must see attraction. But, and it's a big but, in our Nation's front yard, there are dozens of world class museums that we the people, own. It's... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attended a one day conference there. The conference space was amazing! State of the art equipment, excellent service from the staff, clean, and modern. Unfortunately I didn't get to check out the museum but I hope to get to attend other events there.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the many news worthy exhibits. Very well organized and well presented exhibits. I could have spent all day here.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent nearly 4 hours here and it was well worth it. Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days and given how much there is to see I can understand why. My trip was unfortunately over the weekend of the the blizzard so I only managed to fit in a few hours before the city shutdown. Inside today's FBI exhibit... More 

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must-see for anyone in the communication profession, as well as for history buffs. The ticket allows you to visit two days in a row, and I found a two-day visit wasn’t enough. If I lived in the area, I would purchase an annual membership. The Newseum is packed with meaning. For example, I’ve read about the... More 

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Laura C, Public Relations Manager at Newseum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thorough review, and we’re delighted to hear you found your visit worthwhile and informative. In particular, thanks for sharing your positive response to the documentary, “Holocaust: The Untold Story.” As our exhibits and programs change regularly, we hope you’ll visit again the next time you’re back in DC! More 

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