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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #8 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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Naperville, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you are in Washington D.C. this is a must see museum. It is very powerful and moving. The museum is very interactive. It's six floors and you can easily spend an entire day going through it. Must see are the journalist memorial, Pulitzer Prize winning photos, the film regarding the reporting or actually lack of reporting by the US... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a phenomenal museum experience. To get the full experience you really need a 1/2 day here. The newseum has a wealth of historical items including artifacts from 9/11. The exhibits are well organized and the hands-on activities were enjoyable. It was intellectually stimulating and thought provoking. This is not a run-of-the mill museum experience. The staff was friendly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the interactive exhibits. Really interesting for any ages. Nothing to dislike. Interesting to watch live news programs being televised from the Newseum

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Marco Island, Florida
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245 reviews 245 reviews
57 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum and your time there will go quickly. There's plenty of interactive stuff - it isn't just a lot of curated things to look at. The section of freedom of the press around the world is thought provoking and the 9/11 area is predictably heartbreaking. I also enjoyed the exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photos. And... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Newseum is GREAT! But you must be ready to read, read and read :) Definitely worth the trip, use your ticket to get a discount at "The Source" restaurant (which is attached to the building, chef Wolfgang Puck) History and current events - just amazing

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Wilmington, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I could have spent all day in the Newseum but even if you only have a few hours, this is the place to spend them. Go back through history to learn how modern media has been shaped. View sections of the Berlin Wall, how the nation's newspapers have depicted historical events, see what you can of the September 9 2001... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This multi-leveled attraction was beyond our expectations. A record of news reporting and its memorable moments from the 16th Century forward it was truly fascinating. There was a range of hands on displays and interactive exhibits (including the sensationally creative news desk and TV reporting), 4D theatre show, historical memorabilia from the Berlin Wall / September 11, JFK feature exhibit... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Offers a great, in-depth history of the evolution of news journalism, media, and pop culture. A must-see!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I found the Newseum to be very fun and informative, in a way that was unique,and was certainly not your traditional museum at all. I loved the props and the different items like the Unabomber's cabin, I found it more appealing to learn this particular way that the museum displayed its attractions.

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing museum. Changed my perspective & understanding of news. News is actually the current reporting & record of history! The museum shows the evolution of news & news reporting. I was really struck by the exhibit of the Berlin Wall. I visited Berlin & Checkpoint Charlie in 1974 when the wall was still standing. I saw the wall, Death Towers... More

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