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“a different kind of history museum”
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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$24.27*
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Newseum Admission in Washington, DC
Ranked #13 of 433 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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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 magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that increase understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This museum never stops being amazing. Each time I go, I see new things that I didn't see the previous time, not to mention the temporary exhibits that are usually worth the admission just for them.

The Pulitzer Prize photography exhibit and the 9/11 exhibit provide reminders of our humanity. The FBI exhibit that was a temporary installation was fascinating including the ladder and details of the Lindburgh kidnapping, the DC snipers, the Unibomber (including his shed from the woods) and Patty Hearst.

The admission (~$20/person) is steep in a town where many of the museums are free but look around for deals on groupon and other sites. They also run deals for 2 kids to get in free with one paid adult admission. If you plan to go back multiple times in the year, it might make sense to join the friends of the Newseum for the admission privileges.

Thank gatordant
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

With so many free museums in D.C, why pay to go to the Newseum? Because it's worth it and should be a required stop for all visitors. You will learn about your country and world in very professional but accessible exhibits. Go!

Thank Maura K
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent over 3 hours here and I could have stayed longer. They give you a 2 day ticket, and I can see why. There are several 'shows' you can see which are quite interesting. Very good restaurant, but expensive. My 14 and 17 yr olds really liked it too!
Will be back again.

Thank BuffaloCc222
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a very informative attraction that is a must see if you visit D.C. The Kennedy gallery of photographs some of them never see before was a wonderful experience. You live the news with the other exibits. There is a portion of the Berlin Wall there and a portion of the antennae from the World Trade Center of 911. There is a room of award winning photos spanning decades of news.

Thank KimmyUNC
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I'm a Washingtonian, and have been to most every Smithsonian museum in DC and even though this isn't one it's my favorite museum in DC. I love every aspect of it. Being filmed with a green screen so you look like your reporting on a topic, with the teleprompter in the back ground giving you your story. A whole section dedicated to Sports photography. A Pulitzer prize wall, with many famous Pulitzer Prize photos. A sad but interesting 9/11 memorial, with a the top of the radio/tv ((I cant remember which) antenna from the top of one of the twin towers. A huge part of the Berlin wall. And a great movie on the history of reporting. I went two days in a row, and have encouraged my school to take us.

Thank Sterling M
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