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“Great but closes too early”
Review of 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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York, England, United Kingdom
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“Great but closes too early”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We really enjoyed the Newseum and I found the JFK exhibits and the FBI sections to be engaging and interesting. The photographs of the Kennedy family were spectacular and whilst the video of JFK's 1000 days was only alright as a politics buff I had a great time. There are also some interesting sections on the Berlin wall and 9/11 and the Newseum has a great view of the Capitol that everyone should take time to visit. The biggest problem was the early closing time (5pm) which didn't give us enough time to see everything even though we started just after 1. The tickets are valid for two days but we simply couldn't get back with so much to do in Washington on our trip. Had the Newseum been open later we would happily have stayed and seen the Sports section and some of the interactive exhibits. Overall a great place to visit but needs a lot of time to see in full.

Visited August 2013
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“Good visit”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We decided to go to the museum as we were visiting D.C. the week of July 4th and thought this would be a good place to go on the 4th as there were a number of federal sites that were closed and the fact that kids got in free as of July 1 for the summer. They definitely have a number of exhibits that you will not see anywhere else in D.C. The highlights were a section of the Berlin wall, a section of the twin towers, the JFK exhibit and newspapers from around the world that range from centuries old to modern day. It was a great way to spend the morning of the 4th and we didn’t mind paying seeing that everything else in D.C. does not charge an admission fee. Go. You will not be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Ravenna, Ohio
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“We had fun”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our ticket was good for 2 days. Friday was much less crowded than Saturday. Nice views from the top. Most of the info is on the internet.

Visited August 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Very Interesting Site”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited the Newseum many years ago when it was in Roslyn, VA. Very different, much larger in a beautiful building in DC. We saw the parkingpanda site on the Newseum website and thought we'd try it to gain parking ahead of time for our Sunday arrival. We prepaid our 10.65 to parkingpanda and the information say the garage on 601 Pennsylvania ave, nw opened at 1000am on Sunday. Well, at 10:15, still closed so we went down to the next parking garage on the same block for $11.00. Tried calling parking panda and only get a voice mail so we shall see how easy to get $$back. Plenty of parking in the area, especially on Sunday, you may even find street parking. Most of the information specific to the Newseum has been mentioned so I wont go into detail again. Some from other countries have mentioned that its pretty USA specific. This is true with a big influence being 9/11 and now JFK. Much of our history noted in detail from a print/tv perspective with some Global information.We used AAA discount to get 2 dollars off and our daughter who is a college student got 4 dollars off student discount so dont forget to ask. We loved all the floors with much history, worth the price and time. We didnt try any of the food on site so cant comment about that.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Well worth your time”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Newseum is packed with great information, exhibits, and well worth the price of admission. The layout of the place is smart, you seldom feel crowded, and there are some nice views of Pennsylvania Ave from top floors as an added bonus. Definitely worth the trip if you are in DC really unlike any museum I've been to previously. Caution, you could easily spend an entire day or two here if you had the time.

Visited September 2012
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