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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
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
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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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Eastherville, Iowa 51334
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a Building that is a place you will spend all day and not see every article. There are News papers from all over the United States . You will get lost in your reading going from section to section then you com across your states section and find out about news you never ever heard about and can... More 

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Berryville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We blew it! We only allotted ourselves a half a day here. We barely made it out the the basement (the floor where everyone starts). Our tickets were good the the next day, but we couldn't come back.We want to come back again and spend all day here. A lot of the exhibits brought back memories from growing up. Some... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We did every Smithsonian and paid-museum in DC, and our favorite by far was the Newseum. Incredible footage. Interesting new stories. Great historical references. Innovative and creative exhibits.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is not a museum to be missed. While the focus is obviously the news we learned (or re-learned) a considerable amount of modern history. One of the things that I enjoyed most was the conversations the exhibits generated with not just my party, but strangers as well. Tip: I got a deal online for a half-price voucher. If you... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is quite unique compared to others in DC. It's a walk through recent American history using memorabilia, technology and past news reports. Revives a lot of memories of events that elicited national attention. Fun for families to share some of these things, but much more meaningful for adults. Very modern environment---lots of glass and a great view of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This museum has a lot of interesting content but I give it two stars because it was not as worthwhile as I expected, particularly given the high price. I expected a more critical examination of the power of the media and what impact the media has when it covers an issue vs. when it ignores it. Instead, the museum felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

It's a pity that most of the news this museum is dedicated to, is "bad" news. But is very impressive to see how the news changed over the years; how our social media made us almost feel lik being on the spot our selfs when things happen. I was there only for a few hours, but you need days to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great addition to the already-rich museum offerings in D.C. A beautiful, very interesting building, with a deck that offers the newest, best view of the Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue. Terrific exhibits, fascinating and visitors can't help but leave with lots to think about.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was my first time to this Newseum and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The building is well lit and inviting and the exhibits are well done and informative. Great place for the whole family.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nowhere will you see a museum like this. History displayed before you. Coming to DC, this is a must. Most people see the museums on the mall and the monuments, but don't even know about this very special piece of our history in photos and captions.

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