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Newseum

Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #8 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Washington, DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We love the Newseum! We joined several historic sites and museums upon moving to DC. After 10 years, this is the one we visit at least once every month. Great special events and lectures, changing exhibits, knowledgeable staff and docents-great experience every time! Cannot say enough good about this place!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is really well-done. I always go by the front and read the front pages of newspapers from all over the world, which is fascinating. The 9/11 exhibit is quite powerful, as are many of the other exhibits. I would plan at least half of a day, both because the exhibits are interesting, and also because it is one... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Newseum has 6 floors of exhibits, showing a variety of interesting and educational information. Lots of good history. Media include print, video, and a hands on exhibit of trying your hand at beIng a live on the scene reporter-- great for young visitors. Watched several youth reading from the teleprompter while being videoed and they were having fun. My favorite... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The selection of pieces in the building is vast and so very interesting. The 9/11 piece is unbelievable. Put it on your list to see

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

With print media dying and true journalism being replaced by bloggers this might well be a history museum in years to come. As it is this is a fascinating museum which contains interesting items from key moments in the history of the press. One minor quibble - the story of Pennsylvania Avenue is on small boards on the terrace outside... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I'm a working print journalist, as is my girlfriend and many of my friends, and the Newseum is perhaps my favorite place in DC. Unlike many of the museums in DC, Newseum comes with an admission fee, but it's well worth the price. Actually, if you visit over the weekend, your ticket covers both days! And believe me, you can... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is fantastic! Six floors of exhibits, all about journalism, radio, TV, photojournalism, with really interesting exhibits. You really can spend a whole day here, and one ticket is good for two days! The room with headlines from newspapers through the years was great, as was the First Amendment Freedoms exhibit.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This museum has so much to see and experience. it is great that you can pay for one day and get the second day for free. I found the Berlin wall and 911 exhibits to be very moving. There is something for everyone - young and mature! It is fun to look at the old newspapers and reminisce about when... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
98 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An amazing museum filled with the history of news and media. There is a lot of reading to do in this building but for most people the memories will be many. There are floor after floor of exhibits that cover the most important stories of our times. WWII, Vietnam, 9/11, and now ISIS, it is all covered, even comics and... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite museum in DC. From the FBI exhibit to the September 11 artifacts, this museum is extremely interesting on all six floors.

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