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Newseum

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Loved that we were there on MLK day and the museum was virtually empty. Had been there before and it was packed and difficult to see all of the exhibits- especially the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Loved that we were there on MLK day and the museum was virtually empty. Had been there before and it was packed and difficult to see all of the exhibits- especially the interactive stations. NOT THIS TIME! It was a great day at the Newseum!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was not on my initial A list of museums to see, but due to an unexpected rainy day, went here and I am glad I did. Permanent exhibits include a section on the Berlin Wall and the World Trade Center and while I was there, an exhibit on the civil rights era. There is also an interesting section... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful. It is 6 stories tall and covers all forms of media from radio, TV, newspapers and the internet. It is well worth the price of the two-day admission. Plan on spending at least half a day, but could easily spend two days and not see it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

first time ever at the museum. it had something for all ages . amazing area on the 2nd floor where you and the kids can do their own television broadcast. great 4 d movie on history of news and reporting. amazing videos and newspaper headlines from the past 500 years. realy an amazing and different museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just an incredible museum all around. Had several hours to spend in DC and decided to visit the Newseum based on several suggestions from friends. Don't worry about the entry fee. Well worth every penny. The FBI exhibit was incredible and really did a good job of showing the history of media/news with both interesting stories and interesting exhibits. Very... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went here on our last day of our school D.C trip. I had never heard of this museum until we arrived in D.C. The museum has MANY cool artifacts, and is totally a place to check out if you find yourself in our nations capital.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Newseum is a very good museum in Washington DC. It serves to introduce this history and rise of the freedom of speech, news and information, the rise in journalism and reporting and how access to information helps shapes the world around us. There are some powerful and moving exhibitions and a tremendous amount to see, view and experience here. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum knows just what we like. It has something for everyone(as the news touches upon most emotional topics) and the exhibits are well designed, maintained, and incorporated into the larger picture. Go on a Sunday Morning. What are you doing? Were you even listening? Go on a Sunday Morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing! a must see when in town. See the history of the world through the eyes of journal. getting to touch a piece of the Berlin wall was also a treat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

this had been recommended to me, and it was worth the visit. I really liked the fbi stuff (including the silence of the lambs business cards) and there was some great 9/11 material. Plus the view from the top floor is amazing !

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