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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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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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Very cool, but kids were too young

The place is amazing, and my husband and I could have stayed for hours. Unfortunately, we had our 7 and 3 year olds with us, and they were too little for this. The 7yo was in the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is amazing, and my husband and I could have stayed for hours. Unfortunately, we had our 7 and 3 year olds with us, and they were too little for this. The 7yo was in the cusp, but there were still a lot of things that were inappropriate for her.

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Prepare to spend most of the day at The Newseum, as its exhibits are very interesting and somewhat encyclopedic. The museum covers all aspects of freedom of the press, in very interesting and engaging ways. There's a core of permanent exhibits and some special ones. Be sure to make time to see the many (almost a dozen) short films in... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All I did was read the outdoor, street-level stuff, and that was cool enough. Can't wait to go back. On the street, they have long, glass display cabinets of the front pages of today's papers from dozens of City newspapers from around the US and the world. So cool to see what makes the front page around the world.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Front page of every state posted daily. Huge - 6 stories of news/artifacts on politics, intrigue, scandal!

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Newseum and had heard all good things from friends and so we were excited to be able to go. We went early in the day and the line was fairly long to enter but moved very quickly and once inside, the place felt fairly empty. The displays were well done and varied. There were movies, impressive collections... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the price if you have the time. It's one of the few museums, in DC you have to pay for, but with a little planning you can save money on your ticket. Check groupon, because they sometimes have a deal for admission into the museum. If there is nothing on groupon, then go to the Newseum website and... More 

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibits are always good, almost on a par with the various Smithsonian venues. But the price! About $25 per person. Check the prices before you decide to take a family of five. The kids would probably like the zoo a whole lot more!

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McLean, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Museum is very special, and always worth a visit. Between the incredible items in their permanent collection and their special exhibits, you will be fascinated for hours. A little expensive, but this one is worth the cost.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although you have to pay to enter this museum, it was worth it! The history of the media and the impact it has was very interesting to see. The view of the Capital building from the top floor balcony is NOT to be missed! Also the Berlin Wall and 9/11 exhibits were very well done. Emotional to relive it all,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a first time visitor to Washington I was told I "had" to go to the Newseum. Thank goodness I listened. Incredibly I spent about 6 hours over 2 days exploring the museum. I felt engaged, entertained & educated by seeing global history through the eyes of journalists & photographers.

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