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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 888-639-7386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok museum but not worth the price of admission. And don't come hungry! We made the classic tourist mistake and ate lunch there. Lunch for the three of us set us back almost $50. No drink refills on that either.

Thank Suzy Q
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place really is extraordinary. It's constantly being updated and changed updated. The exhibits are ranging and have fantastic artifacts and multimedia features. You can easily spend 3-5 hours here. Great interactive exhibits for kids, spectacular views of Pennsylvania Avenue from the sixth floor, and...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having previously visited all of the Smithsonian museums in DC (and doing so again on this trip) I decided to give the Newseum a try on this trip. It blows the others out of the water. Not only are the exhibits much more contemporary, your...More

Thank marlydanger
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the Newseum and really underestimated the amount of time it would take to get through the whole thing. I went in thinking we could make it through in maybe 3-4 hours and we ended up having to come back the next day because...More

1  Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So, I love this place...such a fascinating look at information and how that's changed over time. Kind of bums me out to pay to go here, but I'm a spoiled DCer, and my museums are free. Still, worth the entry. Not as relevant for little...More

Thank SydinDC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this museum. It takes you through various periods of history through the press, radio television and now computers. This would appeal to all ages!

Thank Doris S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not part of the public spaces so be prepared to pay, but AMAZING collection and look at the role of the press in history. The sheer volume of newspapers archived here and their impact on how world events are covered is impressive. Well worth the...More

Thank ananole
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is as much about history as it is about news. But that is only appropriate given that the two go hand in hand. Displays are well done and informative. There is a$25 admission fee which may serve as a deterrent to many, especially...More

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a former photojournalist I didn't really learn much that was new, but it brought back a lot of memories and made me appreciate even more the talent, hard work and sacrifice that the journalists of the world put out so that we can stay...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some exhibits are geared for 5 yr olds so you can skip those if you want . The newspapers from around are amazing as you can see the headlines around the world for the day & the view at the top of the building is...More

Thank MrMeToo
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Cindy H
19 December 2016|
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Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.
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Response from Laura C | Property representative |
Thanks very much for your question. The Inaugural Parade will pass directly in front of the Newseum along Pennsylvania Avenue. On Inauguration Day, the Newseum will host an all-inclusive event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and... More