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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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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 free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. 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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News can be interesting....

My only gripe with the Newseum is the early closing time (5 p.m.), I would have liked to step on their balcony after dark for a neat view of Washington DC. Well worth the cost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My only gripe with the Newseum is the early closing time (5 p.m.), I would have liked to step on their balcony after dark for a neat view of Washington DC. Well worth the cost of admittance, and the many videos and newspaper displays were fun. The cost does cover admission on two subsequent days.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Believed this to be a pretty flat presentation of news articles and praising journalists...but it was far better. Actual pieces of history that came alive through the news like a section of the Berlin Wall and a watch tower. The twisted antenna wreckage from atop one of the World Trade Center buildings. Well done section on the Vietnam conflict, and... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is absolutely fabulous. It is worth the fee and your ticket will give you two days worth. There are activities for young children but also for older children and teenagers... there is a lot to see and learn about, particularly the archived newspapers going back several hundred years. There is a movie available as well. Of all the... More 

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East Palatka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a business meeting at Newseum and it was unique and okay, but nothing spectacular. Glad we went but glad we didn't have to pay for the evening.

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Thank Edith386
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Newseum is one of the newest museums opened in the D.C. area it takes you through the world of news and journalism from the beginning in the 1800s through today. There's an archive section and a 9-11 and Berlin Wall memorial. There's even an area where you and even the kids can play a news reported on screen. The... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People had recommended visiting the musuem and I'm so happy we did. Our tickets covered two days and we went back the second day so we could finish our visit. The musuem is very up to date on their exhibits and so informative. Our two daughters, ages 17 and 21, thought this was a highlight of our trip. Being a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've followed this museum from its early days in Arlington, VA. An incredible presentation of events, people, and coverage present tense and long ago. You can't help but want to go when you see that day's international newspapers displayed by the entrance each day. Plan LOTS of time; it's not a "rush through" experience; too much to (want to) see.... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Newseum is a great way to experience the news of our time. The museum itself is a cool piece of architecture. Visitors are able to read, view and experience hands-on stories about history, sports, and politics. I wouldn't recommend it for kids younger than 10.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much relevant history that at times it almost surreal what you are looking at. The museum is open and big with plenty of space to grow into. Plus it has great AC which is more than I can say for some museums in DC. Start with the bottom floor and then go to the top in the... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I could have been in Newseum for days and days. This place is huge. It is also well done and fascinating as it chronicles world history through the news medium. Wow. We went back 2 days in a row because Orlando happened the night before and we needed to see world headlines. That was moving.

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