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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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An unexpected gem

Had never heard of this attraction before getting to DC but would tell anyone to visit. Not one of the free attractions but well worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had never heard of this attraction before getting to DC but would tell anyone to visit. Not one of the free attractions but well worth it

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We were on an 8th grade tour of DC and this was one of our stops. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time and no guidance as to how to approach this museum with a short window of time. We wasted a lot of time just trying to navigate the museum, the flow was confusing. I am sure if you had... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great experience. Love the movie. The exhibits explains history. The exhibits are written so people without previous knowledge can come away with a deep understanding of the event.

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Needham, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

An incredible 6 story display of world events captured in print and digital media. The 9/11 movie brought us all back to the events that transpired and the raw emotions from all involved. Many interactive exhibits, such as green screen videos and trivia games. The 4D movie was not available, but it looked very cool. Strongly recommend a visit to... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique museum. It covers the news of our nation in an interactive way that is amazing.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the Newseum, and I spent three hours there this trip. (Note that there is a 10% AAA discount on the ticket price, which may help if you are paying for several other people.) This is the only museum that I went to that had an admission charge at all because it is privately owned... More 

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

While the Newseum is not part of the Smithsonian, it is as relevant and informational as any one of the huge museums. It is a little costly for families, but we saw huge school groups in attendance, so they probably have group rates. Our ticket got us in for two days, which was helpful, as there is so much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Our family is thoroughly enjoyed this museum. It was fascinating. There was something for everyone! The Berlin Wall Exhibit was excellent. As was the 9/11 exhibit. Very somber and quite sad, but very interesting to hear and read the journalists who covering the horrific events on 9/11's perspective. The room that houses all the old newspapers is unbelievable! This could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great museum if you enjoy the media, pop culture and modern history. You'll learn about how is news is made, reported and shared with the public. You move through the four levels at your own pace; stopping to watch movies, listen to historical audo and learning about significant moments in world history.

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washington, dc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you like mindless, interactive, by all means go. If you seek a challenging, engaging, or even mildly interesting experience, try another venue. And save > $20 admission fee.

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