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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 museum was impressive! I was hesitant to pay the price of admission, but it was well worth it. Be sure to allow a full day to explore. We spent 4 hours here and felt rushed... read more

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was impressive! I was hesitant to pay the price of admission, but it was well worth it. Be sure to allow a full day to explore. We spent 4 hours here and felt rushed. Lots to see (and it's all interactive)!

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the admission price, especially if you buy online with a 15% discount. We've been many times and finally decided to buy a season pass (tax deductible!). We went for the Rock and Roll HOF exhibit and stayed for the VR exhibit (outragious), FBI exhibit (always evolving) and the 4D movie. The Berlin Wall and 9/11 exhibits are manditory.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had just heard about this newer museum so we went. It was amazing. So well thought out. A must for anyone visiting DC.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

DC has dozens of world-class museums, and they are all free. Even my mom way out in Oregon knows that the Smithsonian won't charge you a penny. So, with days and days of free access to fantastic paintings, photographs, tapestries, artifacts, old planes, native american history and so forth, why pay over $20 to visit the Newseum? Because it's totally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Newseum is one of the most interactive museums in Washington DC. The eight sections of the Berlin Wall are amazing as is the FBI exhibit in the basement. Another favorite for us was the the 9/11 gallery with the World Trade Center twin towers antennae. The Front Pages of world newspapers are updated every day and give insight into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't realize how interesting a museum of news would be, not a history buff but ended up going back a second day,there's interactive displays,virtual reality and so much more, unless you visit early one day may not be enough time.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been members of the Newseum for many years and always enjoy our visits. As a starter you can always read the current front pages of many newspapers displayed in front of the museum. There are exhibits of nearly every sort, including newspaper, radio news, and television history; news technology; news and wreckage of the World Towers; and a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Newseum provides an insight into a wide variety of events viewed through the media. There is an admission fee to pay, but your ticket is valid for two days and you'll likely need to visit twice if you want to explore all 7 floors of exhibits. There is a lot to see so give yourself time in order to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the NewsMuseum and its reminders about the American First Amendment more so than the coverage of news. II found it very American focus despite that a piece of the Berlin wall is inside. Good to go once not so much a repeat and repeat unless going to the rooftop for a view, which is outstanding!

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots to do here. I listened to a panel and guest speaker (who produced the film). This place has something for the whole family.

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