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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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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More history than the American History museum

A definate must do! If you like history, you will not be disappointed. Exhibits are very well done and accurate. Our favorites were the Berlin Wall exhibit (they have a piece of... read more

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A definate must do! If you like history, you will not be disappointed. Exhibits are very well done and accurate. Our favorites were the Berlin Wall exhibit (they have a piece of the wall), the FBI exhibit and the 911 exhibit was very emotional. The Pulitzer photo gallery was beautiful. And the view up Pennsylvania Avenue is an amazing photo... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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I was walking down the street when I happened upon this so called "newseum" after paying an exaubant amount for entry I was disgusted to find that the 'new'seum was intact full of old things. A rather large disappointment. When entering I tripped and was not helped up. A disgusting experience overall with baaad staf

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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We spent 3 hours here and could easily have returned for more. Beautifully presentations of daily newspaper from all over US and world. Great presentations of 9-11 in press and videos, as well as other historic events. Nice cafeteria with reasonable prices. Worth the price.

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Clark, New Jersey
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really enjoyed it. being a 60 year old and growing up with 3-5 channels and seeing where we are today this musuem was wonderful in allowing you to day dream about days of long ago.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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555 PA Ave in DC, is a place never to miss . Everything about news in print and electronic media can be traced live. Front pages of nearly 100 newspapers, TV news room, Berlin Wall gallery are all interactive displays. Moments of history are shown as reported. Important stories of yesterday and today stare at you one after the other.... More 

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Redlands, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the whole museum to be amazing, but may favorite two things were the Pulitzer Prize winning photos and the background behind them, which brought me to tears, and the comedy in the news area where clips from late-night political literally from the night before were being shown. I was blown away how good it was and how up... More 

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Okay, I admit a bias as I was a volunteer behind the scenes at the Newseum for its first couple of years opening in DC, but this place is marvelous. Exhibits cover journalism from the printing press to current social media with cool interactive features. Exhibits change often and videos run constantly with hours of tape, so worth a repeat... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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The importance of journalism throughout the ages. A highlight was the Pulitzer prize winning photos. You can spend hours in that exhibit alone

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Fishers, Indiana
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I visited as part of a group that had a social event here, but the entire newseum was open to explore. Very interesting exhibits, particularly for people who are fascinated by history, and the depictions of it. There was perhaps a bit too much emphasis on tragedy - there was a large display dedicated to 9/11, but there was an... More 

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new orleans
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Superb building design and great exhibits. I visited when a Katrina exhibit was up, and being from New Orleans, where no news was available for weeks - it was overwhelming to see the front pages of the world's press covering the event - great for kids also to see the news in a format other than a smartphone!

Thank ronabita

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