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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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Favorite non-Smithsonian attraction in D.C.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Wakefield
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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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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Boston
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'd not heard of the Newseum until I told a friend my wife and I were going to DC for a week to do the tourist thing and he highly recommended this museum. I'm glad he did and happy we took his advice. It is truly unique and very hard to describe in words what is so very special about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I loved this place. It is very well designed, leading you around the whole space. The exhibits are super interesting and the 911 stuff very powerful. I enjoyed looking at all the photo competition entries at the end.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

this really is a wonderful place to visit. Allow several hours. Also, they let you come back the next day without charge! This is a wonderful thing as there is so much to see.....the videos were great and the 4D motion picture was excellent...avoid the moving chairs though.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums we have ever been to. Your admission one day also buys admission for the following day and you should use it! There is so much to see and think about. Very interesting to contemplate the importance of the free press to democracy.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived here too late in the day to go into the Newseum, but wanted to share what they have on exhibit outside....everyday before the sun rises they receive the front page of over 800 newspapers from around the world. They print and put many of them on display in the front windows by 8:30 am every morning. When we... More 

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to be invited to a special presentation of "Last Days in Vietnam" with Director and Producer Rory Kennedy, Col. Stuart Herrington and Bing Pho. The film debuts on PBS on April 28th. This is just one example of the events held at the Newseum which is one of the most informing museums you can visit in DC.... More 

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