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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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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
58 helpful votes 58 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We got free tickets on the Annual Museum Day Live event (September). We arrived early (before 10am) and it was already busy. The Berlin wall gallery is interesting. The balcony on the 6th floor is really nice. It has a great view to the Capitol. I enjoyed it but I wouldn't pay $23 plus tax to visit it.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This museum looks at the world through the lens of news reporting, and the result is one of the finest history museums in Washington, D.C. There is something here for everyone and for all ages. It's pricey, compared to all the free things you can do in D.C., but it is worth the cost. This is like visiting four or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We all loved it. So much to see and do. Probably a little too much for one day but they do offer re entry free the next day. Really enjoyed new boomers exhibition. All sections are very well done. Loved the big wide screen presentation

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I just had a chance to visit the Newseum on Historic Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. With so many free museums in WDC I was hesitant to pay for this experience and I must say I was not thrilled. First off - the price is just outrageous - $22.95 per adults - it was so high I failed to even... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This muesum is definetly worth a two-day visit. There is so much to see that you won't make it through all floors in one day. There are many different topics covered from a journalist's perspective and it is very well made. There are some possibilities to do interactive activities, lots of little movies and interesting new views on topics you... More

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