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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
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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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Every year I am amazed by this museum! I have been here 6 times and find something new to discover each time! The 4D movie is fantastic, my only complaint is that I wish it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Every year I am amazed by this museum! I have been here 6 times and find something new to discover each time! The 4D movie is fantastic, my only complaint is that I wish it was longer! This is a must see museum!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As a journalist, I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. A great exhibit on the Berlin Wall, history of news through the years, front page headlines from famous papers, 9/11 gallery, Lincoln news, historic artifacts, first dogs, lots of interactive exhibits. This is for older elementary but teens are best. Lots to read. Plan at least 4 hours to see most of... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great family attraction. Lots of exhibits, showing the history of journalism, and historical events (section of the Berlin Wall). Children and adults, can do a newscast "on location", like the White House or Capital. There is also a place to edit photos, video and create a headline for a newspaper. Very interesting day.

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Hicksville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Need at least 3 hours. 9/11 exhibit so important to visit. Amazing to see Berlin Wall in person. Good for adults and older kids, young kids will be bored.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was our teens' favorite museum (we visited lots). There is so much to see and lots of interactive exhibits! Loved the 4D movie, be a newscaster experience, all the old newspapers, and computer games were fun for teens and adults alike. Well worth the admission ticket! Would highly recommend over the spy museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum kept us engaged for a whole day. And, if we wanted, we could go back tomorrow since the tickets are good for two days. The variety and quality of the exhibits is fantastic!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am neither a news nor a political junkie, so I never expected to find this museum so engaging. The current exhibition on reporting the Vietnam war was very compelling. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photos will bring tears to your eyes. The fact that the ticket is good for two days should give you an idea of just how much there... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

All there is to see and learn about how news is brought to the public. Great exhibits, many short films.

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tallmadge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When we decided to come here, we wondered if children 9&12 would get bored! No Worries! The Berlin Wall, 911, Lincoln, Segregation, Bill of Rights and all the interactive computer activities kept children and adults interested! Everyone liked the Newseum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite museum. I absolutely loved going through the exhibitions. The museum really tries to cover as much about journalism and its history as possible. This museum is not for small children. Every child I saw looked bored and started disrupting those around it. I could have spent all day in there but the air-conditioning cooled down the... More 

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Additional Information about Newseum

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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