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Newseum

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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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My daughter wanted to go here and I managed to get free kid tickets online when I bought my adult ticket. It was very informative and we both learned a lot. Luckily, the day we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Yorktown, Virginia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter wanted to go here and I managed to get free kid tickets online when I bought my adult ticket. It was very informative and we both learned a lot. Luckily, the day we went was not too crowded and we had good views of everything. Start on the ground floor and take the elevator up. We missed the... More 

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Baltimore MD
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is one of those attractions that take you back in time, and you enjoy every minute of the history lesson. We loved all the attention to detail in the display of information. Everything is grouped appropriately as you walk through a time line of the beginning of news dissemination to the current immediate access. You will need two... More 

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East Coast, US
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great overview and historical perception of media and news outlets in the US. A must see if you visit DC.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great museum - Very interesting. Lovely building and beautifully laid out to really engage the visitor. Excellent value for money. Allow at least 3-4 hours to visit. Under 10's may find it a bit boring.

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Toronto
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is a museum about the news and the role it plays in our lives and in history. The Newseum is an unforgettable and delightful experience for everyone. There are six floors of information to browse so make sure you budget your time. We spent almost an entire day here. The Newsuem provides an excellent perspective of journalism that... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum. It was the favorite from our trip to D.C. Probably not great for younger kids but teenagers would enjoy it. Anyone over 20 will love it. If you're over 50, it's a delightful trip down memory lane. We also enjoyed the view from the terrace on the top floor.

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Largo, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous way to send a day and learn a lot in the process. Took my kids and they enjoyed the experience - especially the 4D theater.

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place, go out to the balcony to see a great view of the Capitol. 911 memorial very moving but still 5 circles

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the cost of admission. There are many things to see, read, and learn. Great family trip also!

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West Bloomfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the few museums in DC that charge, but it's worth it. It is fascinating seeing the exhibits of news. Loads to see there.

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