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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 #5 of 241 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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San Mateo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What a way to learn history and understand the news medium. There is so much to see here, we went twice. One rooms is filled with newspaper front pages back to the 1700s. They are organized by year and every significant event is represented. What a great way to review history and reminisce on events from your own lifetime. We... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is packed with information-dense exhibits - you could spend several hours here and still not see everything. It's one of the few large museums in DC that charges an admission fee, but because it's a niche museum (news and journalism), the fee is worth it. And though I prefer some of DC's other museums to this one, I'm... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is an impressive way to experience history. Using news media, etc, they provide a really nice way to experience events. Sometimes very moving depictions of events with actual newspapers, voices, pictures, film, etc. They have an actual car riddled with bullets and other real items that were a part of news making events. It is somewhat expensive to... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to the museum, but must say, it was certainly a downer. Families with young children should be aware that many of the exhibits are extremely graphic, with pictures and videos of famous murders, bombings, shootings, and other tragedies. What I found particularly startling was when a little girl was next to me in the 9/11 exhibit.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Most of the DC museums are free; there's a modest charge for this one. PAY IT. You';ll be glad you did. In addition to sporting today's front pages from papers around the world, the musueum tels the history of news - and there is so much to see and enjoy. Many exhibits are inter-active. I personally found the ability to... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the Newseum, spent half a day there and are going back for a second day to cover what we missed. Take time to watch the short films in the theaters. The FBI exhibit was amazing with interesting memorabilia. The Pulitzer Prize winning photos were so moving - I found myself smiling and then teary. The 4D theater has... More

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Lebanon, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a very educational yet entertaining experience. Highly recommended for anyone with any interest in history, politics and/or law. Many informative and interactive displays about significant events in American and World History and the media coverage of same. Importance of a free press is a major theme throughout the museum. Well worth the prove of admission, which is valid... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is by far the best museum in DC. The exhibits are excellent and constantly updated and very well curated. Unfortunately quite expensive, but the tickets are good for 2 days of entry. You'll need it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite sites in DC- as well as an attraction with a fee- but SO well- worth it! Experience history through news articles, photos and features- dont miss an actual piece of the Berlin Wall! Another very cool aspect of this "newseum" is the various front pages of the world's newspapers with their current headlines" This is a... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Newseum very much. It had a very good 9/11 exhibition. It was interesting because it follows the way we have gotten our news from the time of George Washington until currently. I think it did a good job of portraying the bad side of the media as well as the informative side. We spent all afternoon there... More

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