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Newseum

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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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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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Eye Opening, Fascinating & Entertaining!

I expected to spend about 90 mins before the boredom kicked. Well 3 and 1/2 hours later I walked out totally exhilarate and satisfied! The information and exhibits were never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I expected to spend about 90 mins before the boredom kicked. Well 3 and 1/2 hours later I walked out totally exhilarate and satisfied! The information and exhibits were never overwhelming but enjoyable. I noticed people engrossed into one thing or the other from ten years old to seniors. I happily recommend Newseum to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A friend gave us her tickets as she could no longer go. We weren't going to visit the place but since the tickets were free, we decided to go. Wow! After our visit, my husband & I both agreed it is worth it to pay. We spent 4 hours there and had to rush through a few things to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This museum was filled with lots of material to view and read. Fit it in. It is near Capitol if you want to tie together things to do.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

for a museum centered around a mode of communication, it does its job of educating and informing the public pretty well. exhibits were interesting as they came in a variety of formats - print, digital, video, photos; and it was also inspiring for a young writer to know how journalism can change the world! its position on the national mall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From the Gutenberg printing press to the new technologies room, the Newseum keeps your attention with varied experiences. The 9-11 exhibit includes the radio tower from the World Trade Center and the film is both riveting and gut-wrenching. The large room which follows the progress of the printed news is incredible and well-put-together. If you value the good ol' newspaper,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We explored this museum for four hours. The exhibits are great. We watched several films...top notch. The orientation film was helpful.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Informative and great fun for (older) kids and adults alike. Lots of interactive stuff, great depth of content. Yet needs to be taken with a grain (just a grain) of salt. What started out in the 1990s as a monument to freedom of the press has become an apologia for the existence of big media companies who sponsor the exhibits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My 18 year old daughter and I loved the Newseum - it was the highlight of a great sightseeing visit to DC. This is interesting history, engaging and active and just plain fun as you learn about events and the way they were covered. If there is any challenge it is there is just so much to see you may... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The much-hyped 4D presentation was a little silly in parts and way too disjointed. About $20 something admission. With all the magnificent free museums in DC this was a dud. Nothing was really outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A very contemporary multi-media experience that takes you through current events, historical chronology, Lincoln's assassination, JFK, Pulizer prize photos, broadcasts from the past such as Edward Murrow, etc. This is a must see while in DC. Book tickets on-line which are good for visits over two days.

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