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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 252 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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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

we allowed a day to visit the newseum. big mistake! we had the option of a second day free with our ticket, but had already scheduled mt vernon on the next day so couldn't go back. this would actually be a good option for people who need to sit and rest a lot, because there are a lot of short... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I am not a Native American. All of us who have grown up in the United States have been touched greatly by the Native Americans and although our public education experiences have required us to be exposed to information about Native Americans, we didn't have to learn to respect what we should. And we should deeply. Take the opportunity to... More

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Quito
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I visited Washington D.C. this last summer with my husband and kids aged 10 and 12. I had not been there in a while and a cousing that lives in D.C. recommended we go to the Newseum. What a great tip! Even though it charges an entrance fee, which is unusual in DC as most museums are free (Smithsonian-related) it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved it! This was absolutely absolutely amazing, Im actually going back next May to take my boyfriend because its one of those places I have to show him. I have never been so moved and taken back in a museum, but this was done so incredibly well! Its a must see!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We really didn't know what to expect when we bought tickets for this "newseum". It was really interesting. From the Unabombers actual cabin to the Berlin Wall, it was amazing. The 9/11 film made us all cry, but it was something worth seeing. This is worth the money.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting museum concerned with the history of the media. It has a great location and a good place to take pictures with the Capitol in the background of the 4th floor deck. It requires a lot of reading so it takes time. It has some interesting revolving exhibits. It has a steep admission price so I would... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and so much to observe. There are a few interactive sections, one where you are a reporter and make a presentation on screen using a teleprompter. These videos are uploaded to youtube for viewing (although not all of ours made it on the site). The only disappointing part was the "tour" of the large... More

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Bolingbrook, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy the breadth of exhibit content and the interactive experience as well. Always worth it to check out the Newseum.

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Kingston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to many, many museums. The Newseum is by far the best I've ever been to. I highly recommend a visit if you're in Washington, DC.

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Granada Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the best museum in DC. It is a must see and plan to spend a lot of time there. There are 6 floors of news and it is spectacular. When we were there you could go free the second day. I can't say enough about this place. It was the highlight of an amazing 10 day trip.

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