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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
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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You can't help but be educated at this "newseum." Great name since they take advantage of technology to the point that it outstrips the experience at most traditional museums. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

You can't help but be educated at this "newseum." Great name since they take advantage of technology to the point that it outstrips the experience at most traditional museums. I am not a news hound but I pay attention. And at the age of 55 I've experienced much of what we could call the news age. This place narrates that... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The idea of the museum is nice and it's not a bas museum, however DC has so much more to offer. I'm surprised the ratings are so high. The museum shows the role of media throughout different historic events. I found it to be a bit too superficial in discussing the role of media. Washington DC has much more to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Very interesting, but admission was high. Gives a good history lesson of events occurring in the world. The 9/11 exhibit showcased the antenna of one of the buildings. Pulitzer prize photos on display is a don't miss.

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Hawaii
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

If you love media and news history, this is the place for you. I wish I had more time to spend here. Unfortunately I dig at have time, I was here to attend a class and could only come after class. I went there two days in a row and couldn't see everything I wanted to. I wanted to read... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing the history of popular news stories. The 911 exhibit and short movie was very moving. On the top floor they have outside deck, great place to take pic in front of capital! It is worth the visit for sure!

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

I liked this place more than I thought I would. I'm not interested in 'journalism' per se, to be honest. I went because I knew they had a few interesting artifacts (Ted Kaczynski's cabin???), and that made me curious. I saw more interesting things there than I thought I would. The whole FBI section is a must-see. The artifacts they... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Love news, and news history? This for you. Unless you are a NEWS (past/present) a bit pricey but worth the tab.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is the only museum I know of its kind. If you're interested in contemporary history, and events, then this is the place for you. You also get a better sense of the relationship of the media to what happens in the world, and a glimpse into how it's produced and broadcast. This place is huge, and they give you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is one of my favorite museums in DC. Although it is not free like the Smithsonian Museums, it is so unique that it is worth at least one visit (if not more). It has some really great exhibits that you can learn some interesting tidbits of history and/or perspectives of historical events. They do have a few temporary exhibits,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

At least it was surprising to me. My daughter's partner had been given free tickets so they and my son and I went with me thinking how could a news museum be very interesting. But it was and I was glad to have visited it. Some of it was fun because it took you back to your youth, some of... More 

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