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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 #10 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
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Type: Specialty museums, History 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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Brentwood, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My own fault for trying to squeeze this in. Spent about 1.5 hours but skipped much of the videos. don't miss the 9/11 exhibit and film. You will need the tissue. I found the history of technology advancements on the 3rd floor interesting as they parallel development of TV overtaking radio on through to the birth of the internet and... More 

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SF Bay Area
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is a must see if you are in the vicinity of Washington DC. We take freedom of the press for granted in the United States – probably because we have had it since the birth of our country. The Newseum serves as a reminder of how important it is for a functioning democracy to have freedom of the... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Not much time this trip, so a very quick run through of the 15 galleries to share with my husband (I have been here 4 times before). Start with the short orientation film about the site, then adjust your visit accordingly based on your available time.

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Palm Springs
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's incredibly well done. Be there when it opens to avoid some of the crowds. If you are deciding between Newseum and the Spy Museum, it's not even close. Newseum wins by a landslide.

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new york, ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As many reviewers have said, this museum is so worth the entry fee. We spread our visit over the two days the ticket includes. There is so much to see here. I found the exhibit and video about 9/11 media coverage incredibly moving. My only hesitation is about the age groups who would enjoy the museum. I'm not certain that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is my favorite museum in DC. The Pulitzer Prize photographs brought me to tears. I really enjoyed that they have actual newspaper archives (real newspapers, not microfiche) with headlines and the stories of all the highs and lows of our country's history. I could've spent hours in that room alone. If the world around you and journalism is your... More 

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Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I spent almost 5 hours touring this museum - it was so interesting. I loved the Berlin Wall, criminal, 9-11 and Pulitzer Prize photograph exhibits. Agree that even the cafeteria is above average! Definitely worth the admission price.

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Admission: $22.50 Attractions: 1.5 This is easily the worst museum in DC. The only thing worth seeing is a mangled piece of the Twin Towers that were attacked in 9/11. The rest is a boring tribute to news reporters. A self-glorifying collection of pics by the news media. Don't waste your time.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Newseum combines learning (detailed history and viewable samples of newspapers back to medieval times), emotion (the 9/11 exhibit had many people tearing up, myself included) and whimsy (make your own green screen newscast video complete with teleprompter and microphones) into a great overall experience. Even the cafeteria is above average! Kudos and gratitude to whoever had the idea and... More 

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Inspired museum. From the Berlin Wall exhibit to the Pulitzer photos this is a real treat. Multiple media as you would expect--quite well done. And the building is a treat. short walk to the capital if you are looking to combine activities.

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