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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
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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germantown, md.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is so much to absorb at the Newseum that a short visit is not enough.it requires a longer and a repeat visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went to the Newseum about a year ago and rated by me as a worthwhile visit if gotten as a two for one on a group on otherwise expensive. If you don't want to pay the entrance cost, be sure to walk outside and she the newspapers from all over the country which are displayed daily. Inside you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What an incredible addition to what you can see in D.C. you need to spend more than one day to see everything.

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Charlottesville, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just okay, if you’re a news history junkie, but it’s a large and somewhat confusing building. Kids will probably poop out. Yet, some of the exhibits are well done and interesting, but ya gotta really LOVE this stuff. It’s not cheap. Check it out online first.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Newseum is highly recommended if you have any interest in newspapers or the history of the news. It is very unique, informative and has an interactive floor where you can try your skills at reporting. Lots of special exhibits, including some great photography exhibits. There is a piece of the Berlin Wall and many other interesting things to see.... More

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martha.mihaly@gmail.com
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you like your news "lite" -- you and your kids will enjoy. Lots of show, interactivity; notsomuch substance.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved it! Not sure we wanted to spend the money but glad we did. Arrived just as it opened and spent 3 hours, no crowds at all. You could seriously spend all day just reading the newspapers. We were overwhelmed by the 9/11 displays and videos (personal memories, of course). The Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit is wonderful. Not really interested... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Because of the pricey admission fee, a friend of mine and I took advantage of the annual free museum day (In October, I think), and got in for free. We spent a day and a half there looking at the pieces of the Berlin wall, the guard tower from Checkpoint Charlie, and display on the freedoms set out in the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For anyone truly interested in current and past news events, this is the place to go. It is filled with exhibits reflecting events both major and minor. It is, however, not a museum for small children, bored teenagers, or those looking for lots of cutsie things to see. It has historic presentations as well as present, some fun, some searing.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Architecture: well constructed, open space is very nice. Content: more of an American history museum. Some historical artifacts are interesting, but not overwhelming. “4-D” movie is disappointing. Old newspapers and TV news clips. Admission: way too expensive, $23 + tax Tips: take the elevator to top and walk down. Go out to the 6th floor terrace, very nice view of... More

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