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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Well worth the price of admission. Enjoyed the layout and the history of the news The wall of newspapers from 2001 could occupy you for hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roberta K
Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the price of admission. Enjoyed the layout and the history of the news The wall of newspapers from 2001 could occupy you for hours.

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West Burke, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, I know---unlike most museums in DC ---you have to pay but it is worth it. I will not recommend anything in particular because that would imply that something else is not as good . You can spend a full day here and will want to go back for more.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can go here many times and still not exhaust the depth of the exhibits. Always leave feeling unfinished, with so much to see. Especially interesting the new FBI exhibit, and the perennial Pulitzer photographs, always absorbing, not to mention taking a tour of the highlights, which included everything from the building's architecture to discussion of various key artifacts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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woodland park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Napoleonville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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 5 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.

Thank nannerphiladelphia

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