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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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Awesome museum! Well worth the admission fee!

Since there are all the Smithsonians in town that are free, I was dubious about visiting when my daughter suggested it. I found discounted tickets online (and kids all the way up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since there are all the Smithsonians in town that are free, I was dubious about visiting when my daughter suggested it. I found discounted tickets online (and kids all the way up to 18 were free for the summer!) so we gave it a go. Wow! What a great, fresh, informative, and interesting place. It was well worth the money.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited the Newseum with my mother and adult sister and was very impressed by the actual building and all the exhibits. Each exhibit was expertly constructed, well maintained and very informative. As you can probably expect the headlines are catchy; effortlessly drawing visitors into the different exhibits.We decided to follow the advice of the volunteer docents and started... More 

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Beauly, Inverness-shire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was not my first visit to the Newseum and it certainly won't be my last. I love this place and there is always something new to look at. First time my husband had visited and he was equally impressed. My favourite museum in Washington.

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Thank foodfan2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thought we would spend about 2 hours here. 5 hours later we finished seeing everything! Way more entertaining than I thought it would be for someone who is not overly interested in journalism

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Thank Andrea H
DARTFORD, KENT.UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though you have to pay for this one it was well worth it - most moving 9/11 exhibition and great Pulitzer Prize display - really worth a visit if you have time

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on the name, I assumed this was a museum featuring famous newspapers and headlines and initially had no interest in going. However, while it has those, that only begins to scratch the surface. It's actually a museum about newsworthy topics. I went because a friend urged me to, and I'm very glad we did. I read other Trip Advisor... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits were so interesting and informative. I learned a lot about the media and history. I went with my teen daughter who found it equally fascinating. We loved the Vietnam exhibit, the 9/11 exhibit and the Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit. 4-D movie was fun too - and nice that there was not an extra charge for it.

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first time here and wasn't sure what to expect. This one was very good! I didn't expect this at all and it was well worth the money I paid to get in and then some. Very organized and plan to spend a little time here because there's a lot to see. Take your time and if you need use... More 

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Smethport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is great for an idea of how media affects and tracks our history as a society and as individuals. However, many of the exhibits are emotional or "tough" issues, such as the Civil Rights Exhibit, the Terrorism exhibit, and the September 11th Exhibit. Be aware, it's one of the few museums you have to pay for.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best organized museum I have ever visited. You start with an introductory video in the basement, and then go to the sixth floor. As you follow the path around each floor, you can take as long as you want with each exhibit - seeing only the highlights or watching the films, reading the information, and contemplating genuine... More 

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