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“Very worthwhile use of limited time”
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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$24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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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 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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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very worthwhile use of limited time”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Interesting fairly recent museum in DC. All about coverage of news / journalism. Exhibits include newspapers dating back to the 1500s of major events [bring your reading glasses], historical exhibits and videos in general and specific coverage / exhibits dedicated to the Kennedy assignation, 911, etc. Plan at least 2 hours.

Visited July 2013
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“See how and what news gets reported. Excellent”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I read the reviews after seeing the building while walking in the Mall. I am very glad I did. This is an excellent place to see how news has been reported over time and the changing technology. There is so much to see I used the second day as well to come back and have more time with the exhibits.

New technology means everyone can publish to the world, like in this review. What the Newseum shows is the history across time and countries of reporting and gives access to see and use some of the latest technology to try it yourself.

You see examples of the best written and visual material and special exhibits. Everyone needs to know about the news and be aware that many editorial decisions are made about what is published and how it is presented. I thought an excellent example of this was outside the entrance where the front pages are shown. So many different stories are run showing the different priorities or perspectives of the different papers.

I really enjoyed the visits and the gift shops were not just full of tacky toys, there are some resources for budding writers and historians.

Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to visit with middle schoolers”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

highlight for me was the Berlin Wall exhibit, but there was also a fun FBI exhbit and JFK photos that were worth the visit. My middle-school aged children really enjoyed the experience as well!

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, TN (BNA)
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“Didn't want to leave this museum”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Ordinarily, I can only spend a couple hours in a museum and that is it. These exhibits are fabulous - each one unique and interesting. From the old newspapers, to the JFK exhibit, on and on. I truly can't recommend this enough. Just go. It is worth every penny.

Visited July 2013
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“Best Museum Ive ever seen!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I didnt want to go because it was expensive, but I had heard so many recomendations I finally gave in.
It was fascinating! The FBI section was captivating... The news stories were incredible.... But the most well done section was the 9/11 section. It was very moving, and really made me feel like I was reliving the day... It was so moving.

I am glad I finally paid for it. There arent many museums That cost that much that I would say "it was worth it", but this one was worth it! I will now be recommending this over any other museum in DC.... Although, theyre cool too.

Visited August 2013
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