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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 #8 of 256 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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Cincinnati, OH
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223 reviews 223 reviews
67 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

For FDR fans only. Not much beyond some granite blocks with quotations on them. It's a bit off the beaten path and hardly worth the trip uless you are a real FDR fan.

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ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Spent four hours here last sunday week,one of the best museum I've ever visited , a must for any visit to DC

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Our son had gone here with his college class for a "field trip" and recommended that we visit. It was a really interesting experience and I wish we had had more time. Some of the exhibits like the 9-11 exhibit, were done really well. They also many opportunities to learn which I enjoyed. If you get overwhelmed, you can come... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is a great museum with lots to see and many places to sit down and watch a documentary on the likes of sports broadcasting, freedom of speech, civil rights, photojournalism, etc. Unfortunately the 4D movie was closed and the museum closed early the day we were there but the ticket is good for two days. There were several... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I would have loved to have spent more time here but my kids were not mature enough to keep interested news history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very moving museum. Takes a lot of time to take it all in. It has a lot of unsettling information. So, it's not for those who don't want only "good news". I can't wait to return.

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Wayne, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

For "newsies" like my husband and me this was an excellent way to spend the day. And it took a day to see everything. The 4-D movie was not working but they advised we could come back the following day to see it but we were unable to. But the presentation of the news was very good. Even the café... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have now been to the Newseum twice and I would highly recommend it! The content is so interesting and thorough that it will take you at least a full day to get round everything. I love all the exhibitions and with them changing regularly you don't see the same things if you do go back. The views from the... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The variety is excellent and gives the background to historic news stories. A whole gift shop given over to Anchorman products seemed a bit bizarre but there were several other gift shops. 9/11 section and one on the FBI were of most interest to our party

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I thought the place was expensive to get in, but after seeing the place it was worth it. Very interesting. Tough to pay $20 to get in when about everything else in DC is free.

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