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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Ranked #10 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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Duluth, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

When we come to Washington, we never get tired of the Smithsonian, the National Gallery, and the other old reliables. Now we can add another great place to our list. There were so many great exhibits: we spent a lot of time in the News History gallery (alone, almost worth the price of admission). The 9/11 gallery was excellently done... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Enough high tech electronics to entice your teens while giving them a sense of history. It's pricey for a family but it is a two-day admission with deep discounts for kids during the summer months. The roof view of the City is spectacular and the Pulitzer Prize photos provide a good shorthand view of dramatic events. We live in DC... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I went as part of a large group to this museum and I will agree that the staff could use some work on how they great and treat their customers...other than that, I found the museum to be fascinating. From the FBI section with the actual Unabomber's cabin, to the car that a reporter was blown up in, the sections... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My niece's class trip to the museum was told that not only did they have to end their class trip immediately and leave because a private tour wanted the entire museum to themselves, but while they waited for the bus, they would either have to stand in the emergency exit stairwell, out of sight, or outside in the rain. While... More

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Jonathan T, Public Relations Manager at Newseum, responded to this review

I’m sorry your niece had this experience during her trip to the Newseum. On that day, the class bus was running an hour late and the museum, which had closed at 5 p.m., was being prepped for a large evening event. Although we don’t normally allow guests to stay in the museum after closing, our staff offered the class the... More

Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I had been to Washington several times since the Newseum opened and had not had a chance to check it out until now. It is definitely worth the $25 admission (unlike the Smithsonian's free admission). The 9/11 exhibit is very emotional and extremely well done. The collection of historical documents and American news headlines down through the centuries will keep... More

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Saint Louis Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We loved this place. It had been recommended to us by more than one person to go here. Although it is a little costly to go here, when so many other museums in the area are free...it is well well worth it. There are 4 floors, just full of artifacts and special displays. One large area holds a portion of... More

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The Newseum was very good, but pricey. You can see pretty much everything in here if you go to the FREE Smithsonian's, although here, the news is condensed in one spot. Personally, I like the Smithsonian's better, but this is good if you don't mind paying a lot.

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Boston
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

A little expensive but totally worth it once you get up to the floor with all the newspaper archives. They also have a very emotional 9/11 and JFK exhibit.

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Cottontown, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

A great visit to DCS. Our visit to Newseum was a great experience. From the time we entered the Newseum, security was kind and polite ( not at every museum), the tickets to the staff walking around were very polite and helpful. Plan on two days ( included in admission). One day is not enough time

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very informative, could spend the whole day here, great that passes are good for two days. Must visit for any trip to DC.

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