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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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very interesting museum about information media

A very interesting museum with a cool name. There is a lot to see that provides interesting information about news media and journalists. It is extremely well organized and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum with a cool name. There is a lot to see that provides interesting information about news media and journalists. It is extremely well organized and presented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great for a news junkie... Not cheap but the Pulitzer Photo exhibit is fabulous. Skip the Baby Boomer exhibit and concentrate on the other exhibits. Good view from upper floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our day here! The Pulitzer prize section was amazing, I could have spent the whole day there! There is something for everyone! The viewing deck on the top floor is great for taking some photos!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Where else are you going to see a piece of the Berlin Wall or the radio antenna from atop the World Trade Center? That's right, nowhere but the Newseum. 6 floors of wonderful exhibits and a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Plan to spend considerable time here. Unlike the Smithsonian's this one you have to pay to get in but your ticket... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

With all the other places to go & see in Washington, this was a museum I had previously overlooked when visiting DC. . *Maybe* not as interesting or exciting to younger kids, this place should have more than enough difference displays & exhibits to captivate even teens. I caught have easily have spent a FULL day or more to explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I didn't even have time to see every exhibit because there's so many! Next time I'll plan on spending the whole day. I really liked the FBI' most famous cases exhibit. A must see for anyone.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I majored in journalism so going to the Newseum was like a kid in a candy store. The security check was very easy to get through and the staff was very informative. They greeted you the minute you walked in, explained how the Newseum was laid out and guided us to the introduction film that lasts about a minute explaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth visiting!!! Emotional take on 9/11 and Berlin Wall. Open airy with exciting elevator & great view from top floor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

By far one of the best museums I've been too. Your tickets allows free 2nd day admission. I highly recommend taking the 1 hour tour when you 1st arrive. It gives you an explanation of each exhibit as well as some history of print news that you won't get on your own. It's then easy to prioritize what you see.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is visually stunning, beautiful and full of fascinating artifacts, information and news. But it is a little hard to swallow the ticket prices when all around you the museums are free. However, we were there on a Friday and it was not too crowded to see everything, so that helped. We did not have the time or energy... More 

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