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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
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+1 888-639-7386
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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This very educational experience reminds us of the value of the First Amendment & the need to defend the 5 freedoms it establishes.

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Is not worth of it. Honestly I would go there after visiting 20 museums first. Unless you plan to be 2 weeks in Washington don´t waste your time and money...

Thank fcortina
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This very educational experience reminds us of the value of the First Amendment & the need to defend the 5 freedoms it establishes.

Thank Irwin A
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This is an informative museum on important news stories from all over the world. You see history from the journalists and photojournalists who have captured it. Some of the most important events in our world have been told and are here for you to see and read. Do not miss this this treasure of real news!

Thank Rachel D
Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fairly new museum not far from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue. Right across from the National Archives. Lots of history here. Take your time to see as much as you can. From a display of the Berlin Wall to Jimmy Hendricks to newspaper headlines from the past 100 years. Really interesting place to visit. The 9/11 exhibit... More 

Thank Benny M
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Forget the Smithsonians. As great as they are, this was easily my favourite museum. A mind blowing collection of artifacts and memorabilia recount the history of the world as told by the media. Highlights (so many) included a substantial piece of the Berlin Wall(!!!) - it was amazing seeing the contrast between the two sides - the remains of Lenins... More 

Thank Mark G
Fort Worth TX
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fairly new museum and very interesting. It is a little expensive - but your ticket is good for 2 days so that helps.

Thank Mary R
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I participated in our alumni gathering for the "MIT Better World" Event on April 13, 2017 at the Newseum and was very much pleased with the venue and the cuisine that was served. Highly recommended setting for anyone who appreciates an artistic ambiance in many ways!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great museum! We had seen a lot of museums already but were absolutely absorbed by this excellent place. We started in the basement at the Berlin Wall exhibit in the basement (the largest piece of Berlin wall outside of Germany (?)) and then took the express lift/elevator to the top floor to work our way down. On the... More 

Thank Romulus66
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museums in Washington located next to the National Archives right off the mall. There are 6 floors of interactive exhibits that cover all aspects of journalism, from front pages the day you visit of papers around the world, an exhibit on the FBI, Pulitzer Prize winning photos to a great 9-11 exhibit with videos... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from the roof was spectacular at night. The proximity to the Metro and being able to walk to the attractions was perfect for our family. Washington during the time the cherry trees are blooming is definitely a great time to visit. Also, having the Capital Grille right across the street was a plus too.

Thank Dwight L

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