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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 888-639-7386
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

My own fault for trying to squeeze this in. Spent about 1.5 hours but skipped much of the videos. don't miss the 9/11 exhibit and film. You will need the tissue. I found the history of technology advancements on the 3rd floor interesting as they...More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Newseum is a must see if you are in the vicinity of Washington DC. We take freedom of the press for granted in the United States – probably because we have had it since the birth of our country. The Newseum serves as a...More

Thank Chicharone
Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not much time this trip, so a very quick run through of the 15 galleries to share with my husband (I have been here 4 times before). Start with the short orientation film about the site, then adjust your visit accordingly based on your available...More

Thank IrishLady8
Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's incredibly well done. Be there when it opens to avoid some of the crowds. If you are deciding between Newseum and the Spy Museum, it's not even close. Newseum wins by a landslide.

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 25, 2015

As many reviewers have said, this museum is so worth the entry fee. We spread our visit over the two days the ticket includes. There is so much to see here. I found the exhibit and video about 9/11 media coverage incredibly moving. My only...More

1  Thank nosaat
Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is my favorite museum in DC. The Pulitzer Prize photographs brought me to tears. I really enjoyed that they have actual newspaper archives (real newspapers, not microfiche) with headlines and the stories of all the highs and lows of our country's history. I could've...More

Thank lijuly
Reviewed February 23, 2015

My friend and I spent almost 5 hours touring this museum - it was so interesting. I loved the Berlin Wall, criminal, 9-11 and Pulitzer Prize photograph exhibits. Agree that even the cafeteria is above average! Definitely worth the admission price.

Thank thewagners98
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Admission: $22.50 Attractions: 1.5 This is easily the worst museum in DC. The only thing worth seeing is a mangled piece of the Twin Towers that were attacked in 9/11. The rest is a boring tribute to news reporters. A self-glorifying collection of pics by...More

3  Thank FredMD
Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Newseum combines learning (detailed history and viewable samples of newspapers back to medieval times), emotion (the 9/11 exhibit had many people tearing up, myself included) and whimsy (make your own green screen newscast video complete with teleprompter and microphones) into a great overall experience....More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Inspired museum. From the Berlin Wall exhibit to the Pulitzer photos this is a real treat. Multiple media as you would expect--quite well done. And the building is a treat. short walk to the capital if you are looking to combine activities.

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Thanks very much for your question. The Inaugural Parade will pass directly in front of the Newseum along Pennsylvania Avenue. On Inauguration Day, the Newseum will host an all-inclusive event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and... More