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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 #9 of 257 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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Washington DC
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178 reviews 178 reviews
31 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Having a museum in DC that represents the fourth estate is such a bonus for anyone wanting to fully experience and learn about the "fourth branch" of the United States. The Newseum does a very good job of show-casing important aspects of American journalism and the first amendment, and most people will run out of time before they run out... More

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

One of the few museums we had not visited in Washington, D.C. and we are glad we did. It is a great place to experience both history and the development of journalism. It was fascinating to see how journalism has changed throughout history and how modern technology will change it well into the future. I especially enjoyed the boomer exhibit... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fascinating museum. Covers all sorts of topics from a news angle, so gives a great history of the 20th and 21st centuries. We were there for about three hours, but could have spent longer (and I'm not a museum buff!) Some great interactive exhibits as well, so good for the whole family.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the Newseum. There is old news, new news, videos, the 4D movie, amazing photos and a nice cafeteria. There is a reasonable charge for admission but it includes free entry on the next day as well. We did go back the next morning and will probably go again next time in DC.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Took my teenage daughter and a close friend here. All three of us thought it was a great excursion and enjoyed the visuals - the 9-11 section was very moving.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few museums in DC that students have to pay for, but I would still highly recommend going for anyone. This is an incredibly comprehensive museum, covering the history of new along with more modern applications and various transformations the news has undergone throughout the years. I was extremely pleased with the overall quality and cleanliness... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the Newseum because our son insisted. We bought a ticket which was valid for 2 days. As recommended we started on the top and came down. Its great to stand on the terrace and look down. Each floor is unique

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Second visit to Newseum and had a chance to see 4 D movie, which is a must see. Sit in the lower level for the full experience. Also had a chance to get a snack and found variety and quality of food in the food court very nice.

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Wellington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is a really great attraction. There is an entrance fee (unlike the Smithsonians) but it is totally worth the entry price. The layout of the building is excellent, well designed so you can walk around the various exhibits. There is a great view of Capitol Hill from the balcony. Entry includes all the attractions in the museum including... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The museum is a must to see. Travel through time and see how news has changed the world. The newspaper has been and still is an important vehicle for today's news and for years to come. See a piece of history with 9/11. Enjoy it as I found it was one of the better museums in DC.

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