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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 #6 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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Libertyville, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent about 4 hours here but could have spent two days. A great variety of exhibits - in both the format they were displayed and the variety of topics. Well worth the cost, although we were able to take advantage of a kids free promotion. May not be the best place for young kids, but great for pre-teen and... More

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Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Easily my most favorite thing on our trip! You have to pay to get in, unlike the Smithsonian Museums, but it is worth every penny. Great look at important events as seen through the media. Very enlightening and the highlight of our trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Six levels to explore, our favorites were the Berlin Wall, antenna from World Trade Center, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. This summer (check with Newseum website for details), kids 18 & younger are free with a paid adult--a good deal as the Newseum, unlike the Smithsonian museums, charges admission. Also enjoyed the 4D movie and The Anchorman exhibit. Allocate at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent five and a half hours here and could have spent longer. Tickets are valid for two days so you do get plenty of time to see it all. The presentations are multi-media and, apart from the Pulitzer prize winning photographers, are very US focused. We enjoyed this, however, as it provided us with many fascinating insights into recent... More

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Is one of the few paid museums in DC but it was definetly worth it, go along friends that like CSI just as much as you do! Wouldnt recommend for small children since not all the items shown are appropiate for young children.

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Westmont, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is an outstanding museum! It provides a deep history of aspects of the world (mostly USA) through the lens of reporting. It explores free speech, free press and the evolution of the methods of how that has changed over time. It is a wonderfully executed set of exhibits with lots of interaction possible and many ways to get engaged.... More

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Chicago suburbs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have always been somewhat of a news junkie so this place intrigued me.. I found it on Goldstar and thought I was getting a deal by buying tickets through them for my son and I..then realized after I got there that kids 17 and under were free.. I was mad at myself for jumping the gun and buying the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pros - really interesting content, exceptionally well presented. Loved wandering from display to display and remembering the history I had already lived through. Thought provoking and conversation starting. You need to be a reader to thoroughly enjoy. Great for older teenagers and adults. Look for special deals as it is expensive. Is great to be able to get back 2... More

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Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As one of the few attractions you have to pay for in D.C., the Newseum has to work harder to draw visitors - and it has. For anyone interested in news, this building has it all from the very first newspapers created hundreds of years ago, through all the significant events of the last centuries to today's 50 front pages... More

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Mysore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum, for everyone interested in journalism. The fact that you can see hundreds of publications at the same place itself is a good enough reason to visit Newseum. Collection of historical newspapers and magazines is unbelievable. 4D film and the special sections on cartoons, investigative journalism, photography etc are great too.

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