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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #6 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you have ever holded a camera, microphone, cables or anything related to the media, this place should be on the top of your bucket list. And I mean the 10 items bucket lists where you can also find the bukingham palace

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Belgium
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have, it is yet another glorification of national history, same stories, same Information, different setting, although the setting is nicely done.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This may have been the best museum experience that I have ever had. It is a MUST do, and leave yourself enough time to fully experience it. Myself, my parents, and my little (22 year old) brother spent ~4 hours in the Newseum and it was worth every second. Our favorite part was the 9/11 floor. You could really experience... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

At $20 a ticket, the Newseum can be an expensive day if you have a large party, especially given the free Smithsonian options right across the road. We were lucky when my daughter came for a visit that a friend had comp tickets. I've since seen some good deals on Goldstar and Groupon. As a former journalist I loved the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is totally worth paying admission in a city of free museums! The Berlin Wall and Pulitzer Prize photo exhibitions are stellar and we also enjoyed the Ron Burgundy/Anchorman show. It was a fun blend of pop culture, movies, historic information, and learning. The "news anchor" interactive opportunities are also fun to explore. I will definitely go back here... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Okay, I like news and I can devour it for hours. However my wife isn't normally that interested and so it is a testament to the Newseum that having had our initial visit cut to 2 hours. She was keen to get back the next day (included in the admission price) for more. Lots and lots to work through.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Shocked at how moving and excellent this was. Pulitzer floor alone is worth the trip. Expect emotion and education.

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Stratford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

So much to see. Went with kids 11,12 & 13 and they really enjoyed it! give yourself at least 2-3 hours

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not a big fan of media bragging on itself especially these days. Some of the old time reporting displayed was very accurate and a good lesson for modern day "hacks" to visit and remember how it is supposed to be done. Fourth Estate is now a blemish on the nation.

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Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Can't say enough about this museum, it has every major US event over the past century presented in many different mediums, paper, visual and tactal.

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