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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
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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There is no museum anywhere like the Newseum. If you are a news junkie like me, it doesn't gets any better than this. One could spend an entire day here and that's still not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There is no museum anywhere like the Newseum. If you are a news junkie like me, it doesn't gets any better than this. One could spend an entire day here and that's still not enough to experience all it has to offer. A must see for anyone visiting DC.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We thought we would hit 2 museums that day but were so engrossed in th Newseum we hated to leave when it closed at 5!! The exhibitions were extremely well done. The 9/11 exhibit was very moving and captured the first hand accounts from the journalists beautifully. To be honest I had never really appreciated what journalist did for the... More 

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LADSON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum for the first time last week. It is well planned out from the orientation film to all the exhibits. It has several traveling type exhibits in addition to its permanent. If it has to do with journalism, it is here.They have walk thru exhibits and theatre type with short films on different aspects and events in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a little overpriced at $22 a person, but the exhibits are interesting. One thing to note is that with the $22 price, you can go in for 2 days. We didn't have time to unfortunately, and honestly, I'm not sure why you would need to since to, but the option is there and it does make the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The exhibits are smart, well designed, comfortable to explore and very informative. Admission tickets are good for 2 consecutive days, and for good reason. I would recommend that you plan to come a few hours on each day. That way, you have time to explore and longer.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've travelled and visited museums all over the world, but the Newseum is by far one of the most interesting I've ever visited. The exhibits are powerful, well-organized, and fascinating. We arrived in the early afternoon and had budgeted about 3 hours, but we could have easily spent the entire day there. A great testament to the power of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In the basement they have several theatres showing nonstop videos of various topics. Worth a visit. Multiple floors, each with diffferent exhibits. This is NOT a free museum, but is really worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

we went here specifically for the Vietnam coverage as they had a special exhibit on. I particularly liked the fact that tickets were good for 2 days, as it was after 4 pm when we arrived.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Informative and interesting exhibits. I enjoyed the historical papers, the front page gallery and the Pulitzer Prize photography gallery. Not good for young kids- would be boring for them. Note, unlike rest of the museums in DC, this one is NOT free. It's $24 for adults and $14 for kids/students, free for children under 6 (but not recommended for them).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is a popular museum with a striking building near the Washington mall, but I think many visitors would do well to skip it. The exhibits feature newspaper covers from papers of various eras going back several hundred years, and TV news broadcasts starting at about 1950. It is interesting to revisit what the big news stories were in... More 

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Address: Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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