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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 #6 of 252 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We weren't really sure what we would find here. But we were pleasantly surprised. There were so many amazing things to see. I think my favorite exhibit was the one on Gangsters and crime reporting. This museum is definitely worth your time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

So the whole news theme never had me wanting to go here till out of town friends wanted to go. WOW was I surprised ... The Unibomber's cabin, twin tower's antenna, OJ simpson's suit, just to name a handful of items from their hundreds of news related artifacts. Big thumbs up!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

In a town full of museums, this one is near the top. The only downside is that you have to pay to get in, unlike most DC museums that are federally backed. This one is worth it though, especially if you're interested in media and the history of news. There are plenty of interactive exhibits too, kids and adults will... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Living nearby, I make a point of going to all the museums in DC. With so many free museums I never went to one I would really recommend paying to go to. It's not that, for example, the Spy Museum or Crime and Punishment museums are BAD by any means, I just never felt I got my money's worth...especially with... More

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Seattle
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227 reviews 227 reviews
54 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We spent 3+ hours in this museum, and could have stayed longer. Note also that your ticket is good for 2 consecutive days, so you can come back if you didn't have time to see everything the first day. We also happened to find out that our hotel (Sofitel) provided discount coupons good for $5 off each admission, so be... More

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There are many free things to see and do in Washington DC, but if there is going to be one thing you pay for, I would put this on the list. I love the Newseum! So many great exhibits and so much cool information. The tickets you buy are good for two days, and you just might need two days... More

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Massapequa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum has such a wealth of exhibits and information you must dedicate as much time as possible. We went back for a second day and still felt we didn't have enough time.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Although it was kind of expensive compared to other museums, it was worth it. I specially loved the area where you can see newspapers headlines from last century or major world events like WWII... It has many levels and reviews all types of news from TV to written news. I enjoyed this visit a lot!

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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Newseum was fantastic. My husband and I spent 4-5 hours there, and if we weren't pressed for time, we would have stayed for longer. It's such a unique and fun museum, and the exhibits are fascinating. The 9/11 documentary was extremely moving; there were very few dry eyes. All in all, it is a great museum, and it is... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is my second visit since it opened. The first time I went was with my kids when they were in 5th and 3rd grade. Now they are in 10th and 7th. What a difference a few years makes. We did the August special... With an adult paid admission you get 4 kids under 18 in for free. I also... More

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