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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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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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Go here - quite amazing!

This is a really great museum with a wonderful mixture of history, and a wonderful reminder of the impact and importance of the press and journalism. From the Berlin Wall, to... read more

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James M
Tiburon, California, USA
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Tiburon, California, USA
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really great museum with a wonderful mixture of history, and a wonderful reminder of the impact and importance of the press and journalism. From the Berlin Wall, to 9/11, to extended history of the press throughout the centuries, and a myriad of other exhibits, you will enjoy this. You will need lots of time for this, but... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Our family was in DC for a week of touristy things during Spring Break. We really saw it all (except for the Holocasust Museum which was one that I really wanted to see but it was sold out). This museum had so many great things from 9/11 that just brought me to tears. They had authentic items from the FBI... More 

Thank FabFivefromMN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the price of admission. Excellent for all: photos, layout of displays, organized, bathrooms and water fountains are handy, totally informative, great displays and exhibits. I loved it and spent a whole day there, so much to do and see, good for teens and older. And don't miss the great views off the balcony!!!

Thank StopPoachingforIvory
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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We've been at events and galas at this museum but never visited. I had no idea how huge it is or how much ground it covers. It's really more about freedoms and cultures than being limited to the history of newsrooms - although you get that too. I can't wait to come back and bring my kids. It's very modern,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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I would highly suggest taking the 1 hour guided tour when you first arrive. The place is huge, and the guided tour gives you an overview of the exhibits from top to bottom. You can then go back and choose what you want to revisit.

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love news and information this is a MUST see! Walk through the history of USA news business and television. Make sure you have lunch downstairs the food is so good!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Newseum was very real and timely, littered with students checking out the ever changing exhibits....when we were there the Vietnam story was being told.

Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had an hour, which barely scratched the surface of this Museum. Pieces of the Berlin Wall and 9/11 wreckage along with daily newspapers from all over the globe and a special Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit were all fascinating. Wish we would have had a lot more time to spend.

Thank Andrea V
Acton, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Newseum provided a fine overview of how the press has operated over time in both the US and abroad. An emphasis is on major US & world events, and how the press covered them. Particularly interesting are all the newspaper front pages; both todays (updated daily) and the historical collection of front pages from the last few hundred years. Note... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hesitant to spend money on a museum given there are so many free attractions in the area, but this museum is totally worth it. Start at the bottom level, there's a short film that will walk you through what to see there that's worth watching. Lots to see and do.

Thank amycip

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