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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 #8 of 249 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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Mt Eliza, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went into the new serum while we were waiting for another museum to open! And ending up spending half a day there. It was so interesting - reading news events from many decades and from many countries. It was absolutely fascinating. Highly recommend it for all ages. Staff were brilliant.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved this place, and would definitely like to go back. It's a place that you can spend more than a day if you like, or just pick & choose the areas you want to see. They are currently offering free entry for kids with a paying adult or senior, so it was "dirt cheap" to go to!! The interactive... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

average place to go. i lived not too far, and sadly went here on a school field trip 3 years in a row. so my review would be biased towards negative. sorry!

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Charleston,SC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Ignore the fact that this is one of the few museums in DC that charges admission; it is more than worth it. Good thing that you get two days on one ticket. It truly takes that long to just do a walk-through. If you want to go in depth into some of the amazing artifacts, plan on a second visit... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see museum. The Nellie Bly movie in 4d is excellent and a cool experience. My favorite portion were the original front pages of newspapers on historical dates over the years - it is a primary source lovers dream ! The Berlin Wall exhibit is interesting and thought provoking. My kids particularly liked the interactive exhibits and... More

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough wonderful things about this museum. The concept and execution are on point. There is so much to see and experience that it makes perfect sense that they provide a 2-day ticket. If you have a chance to go, you really should.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was definitely a fun place to visit for all. What makes this museum great is that it has something for everyone. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the exhibits. There is everything from very important pieces of history (Actual parts of the Berlin Wall) to silly cultural items. Depending on how much you like to read while going through,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Of all the attractions in D.C. I would rate the Newseum as a must see on any trip. It is a little pricey, but no one museum tells the story of American history better than the Newseum. The 911 exhibit is worth the price of admission itself.

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Limassol Cyprus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I expected this to be just about newspapers but it is far more than that. The Berlin Wall exhibit was my personal favourite, the 9/11 very moving and well done. The television history was fascinating and the mock studios gave the visit a lift after some serious exhibits . I saw many children enjoy this. There are some distressing aspects... More

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Coronado, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Love the design of this place. There's a defined pattern that allows you to visit whatever exhibit interest you without getting lost or overwhelmed. The curators did a great job, things tie together well and make a lot of sense. The different mediums also help keep it interesting. Although there are no hands on exhibits, I was not bored. The... More

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