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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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Went two days in a row!

It's unanimous - our family's FAVORITE museum of the trip. 12 year old son loved it as well as us parents. The artifacts are incredible. Pullitzer Prize winning photo gallery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's unanimous - our family's FAVORITE museum of the trip. 12 year old son loved it as well as us parents. The artifacts are incredible. Pullitzer Prize winning photo gallery was incredible and very moving. Although you do have to pay admission, we learned that our tickets were good for two consecutive days, so we made use of this deal... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had only read about the newseum and wanted to see it. It was greater than I could have expected. Informative, interesting. Toured the facility for 4 hours, could have stayed longer. You could probably walk thru comfortably in 2-3 hours.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The newseum is a great place to spend an afternoon while in DC. The museum has an incredible set of exhibits and is a must visit museum if you are in DC.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

AWESOME! This was an impulse decision and we did not regret it. It was kind of expensive but you can find deals online if you think ahead. It was REALLY fascinating and super well done. The view alone on the balcony is worth the price of admission!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love history, so I love going to D.C. Although pricey, the Newseum is visually compelling in it's presentation. Displays are presented in a compelling way -augmented with videos that compliment and make the stories come alive. Example is the Berlin Wall --- actual piece of the wall is there along with videos and newspaper headlines documenting the story as... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's a little pricey but there are some interesting exhibits here, e.g, Berlin Wall, 9/11, journalists who lost their lives. Also, young ones will like an exhibit where they can play sports reporter or a weatherman. But if your not a lefty, you need to remember most journalists and, apparently, the curators of this museum, are leftists so don't be... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We saw many museums throughout the week and we are glad we saved the best one for last. Seeing the newspaper covers and short film clips over the years was intriguing

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I wish this museum had been around a few years ago when we visited D.C. with our kids. My husband and I went to the museum when there were only a few hours left in visiting hours. It was FABULOUS (I am a news junkie so it was extra fabulous for me!) and we could have spent another hour or... More 

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Merritt Island, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The newest museum in D.C. is well worth seeing especially if you have older children or have an interest in journalism. It is quite unique and interesting!

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Carbon Hill, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see! Six floors of exciting, fun and hands -on displays. I am a trivia nut. Enjoyed the trivia news games. The Civilly Rights Era intriguing and informative. We visited about 4 hours . Could have stayed longer.

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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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