We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
+1 888-639-7386
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Admission to Washington DC Newseum
More Info
and up
Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour
More Info
and up
Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“berlin wall” (1,325 reviews)
“front pages” (331 reviews)
“fbi exhibit” (217 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 888-639-7386
Write a Review
Reviews (7,112)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 6,765 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I are both journalists, so this is ground-zero for us. The museum is well-arranged for media novices to experts. No one can get bored here, and whatever your interests -- from photojournalism to broadcasting to newspapers to history to media-related historical objects;...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love news, and even if you don't, then you should totally come here. The Newseum is so memorable and so impressive.

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great museum. It is perhaps best for children over 12 y interesting for adults. You can select the era you want to focus on during the visit.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent several hours going through the Newseum. Quite a few interesting exhibits. We liked the Rock & Roll Exhibit. The information on Jimi Hendrix was fascinating. Quite a few interactive games and experiences. We Practiced news and weather casting. It was a blast.

Thank Roxanne S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was hard to do in one day as there is so much history here. Lots of reading, so take your time through the displays. Well worth the time though and I would go back again, as I'm sure I missed things. Great views from...More

Thank BeckyB710
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good thing to do on a hot summer day. Plan on spending a lot of time. Make sure to go through the FBI part. Spent the extra money for the guided tour, not worth it.

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a family of grandparents and teenage girls. We spent 3 hours there and enjoyed every minute. It is for news buffs and anyone who might be interested in current and past events. Well worth the money.

Thank cph58
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited this museum when we were in town to see U2 and we really loved it. This has got to be our favorite "non traditional museum." The Louder Than Words exhibit was the best thing to see the afternoon before U2....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Several friends told us not to miss this one. Since the temperature was over 90 we decided to spend an afternoon there. It lays out the history of the press in chronological order. We found it very interesting and learned a lot about the early...More

Thank LL28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the place for news junkies. Start with an orientation theatre (3 different ones with different topics). Go for the virtual reality film, it's only 4 minutes long. The 4-D theatre is a disappointment, though, quite hokey. Seeing the real Berlin Wall, and the...More

Thank susanaquerida
Nearby Restaurants
The Capital Grille
1,560 reviews
.07 km away
625 reviews
.21 km away
2,245 reviews
.29 km away
B DC Penn Quarter
500 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Gallery of Art
7,261 reviews
.13 km away
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
17,406 reviews
.50 km away
National Mall
5,600 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Cindy H
what is the closest metro stop to One Judiciary square
19 December 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Lindsay W | Reviewed this property |
Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.
Ray B
Will the VR Pearl Harbor exhibit be going cross country? If so, when will it come to the San Francisco Bay Area?
9 December 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know
What is it like during an inauguration? Can you see the parade well?
12 November 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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