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Newseum

Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Ranked #9 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Smithfield
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive museum in an area of world class venues. The entry fee is well worth the price, given the quality of exhibits and the efficient layout of the museum. In addition to permanent exhibits, many of which are provided by private companies, there were several interesting temporary exhibits. The highpoint for us was the gallery exhibiting Pulitzer... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

If you're someone who is basically is curious about the world, about history and maybe youre even a newshound like me then your'e sure to love this unique Newseum. Its the only place in the world that I know which has a wall of honour for journalists who died "on the field." Its got a section entirely devoted to 9/11... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Newseum is a brilliant but emotional museum. I arrived at opening and it was quiet but by ten-thirty it became quite busy. The Newseum contains so many historical stories and artefacts. My favourite was the photo gallery which contained so many amazing historical photographs. I love that they have a section where they print out the daily front covers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I made the mistake of going here with some kids who were definitely too young. Maybe it should have been obvious that news-related exhibits would have some degree of gore to them, but everyone raves about how interactive and educational it is so... just be prepared to explain a lot of terrible things. As an adult, this museum is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Loved that we were there on MLK day and the museum was virtually empty. Had been there before and it was packed and difficult to see all of the exhibits- especially the interactive stations. NOT THIS TIME! It was a great day at the Newseum!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was not on my initial A list of museums to see, but due to an unexpected rainy day, went here and I am glad I did. Permanent exhibits include a section on the Berlin Wall and the World Trade Center and while I was there, an exhibit on the civil rights era. There is also an interesting section... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful. It is 6 stories tall and covers all forms of media from radio, TV, newspapers and the internet. It is well worth the price of the two-day admission. Plan on spending at least half a day, but could easily spend two days and not see it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

first time ever at the museum. it had something for all ages . amazing area on the 2nd floor where you and the kids can do their own television broadcast. great 4 d movie on history of news and reporting. amazing videos and newspaper headlines from the past 500 years. realy an amazing and different museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just an incredible museum all around. Had several hours to spend in DC and decided to visit the Newseum based on several suggestions from friends. Don't worry about the entry fee. Well worth every penny. The FBI exhibit was incredible and really did a good job of showing the history of media/news with both interesting stories and interesting exhibits. Very... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went here on our last day of our school D.C trip. I had never heard of this museum until we arrived in D.C. The museum has MANY cool artifacts, and is totally a place to check out if you find yourself in our nations capital.

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