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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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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Great flash black to yesteryear......relive the highlights of decades past. The museum has many interactive displays, something for the whole family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great flash black to yesteryear......relive the highlights of decades past. The museum has many interactive displays, something for the whole family.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Several excellent, interactive displays. Really enjoyed the photography exhibit. Good pizza in the cafeteria. Prices ok.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

There is a lot to see here and I really enjoyed it although even two two-hour visits wasn't enough to cover everything! Really enjoyed the 9/11 exhibit, the FBI exhibit, the view from the outdoor terrace, short films and so much more. It's not cheap but you can come back the next day at no extra cost which you may... More 

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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Visited with my mom and her sister who was in town from Detroit. We had a wonderful time together exploring the endless exhibits. The Newseum is pricey, but worth it. You could go back several days and not see everything.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Wonderful. Wonderful. Visited for the first time and it won't be my last because after 3 hours we only got through 2 1/2 floors (out of 6). Allow yourself plenty of time. Was not sure what to expect but it covers all media , it's effect on us and how we affect the media. Luckily you can come back the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

There is no museum anywhere like the Newseum. If you are a news junkie like me, it doesn't gets any better than this. One could spend an entire day here and that's still not enough to experience all it has to offer. A must see for anyone visiting DC.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We thought we would hit 2 museums that day but were so engrossed in th Newseum we hated to leave when it closed at 5!! The exhibitions were extremely well done. The 9/11 exhibit was very moving and captured the first hand accounts from the journalists beautifully. To be honest I had never really appreciated what journalist did for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We visited this museum for the first time last week. It is well planned out from the orientation film to all the exhibits. It has several traveling type exhibits in addition to its permanent. If it has to do with journalism, it is here.They have walk thru exhibits and theatre type with short films on different aspects and events in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This museum is a little overpriced at $22 a person, but the exhibits are interesting. One thing to note is that with the $22 price, you can go in for 2 days. We didn't have time to unfortunately, and honestly, I'm not sure why you would need to since to, but the option is there and it does make the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The exhibits are smart, well designed, comfortable to explore and very informative. Admission tickets are good for 2 consecutive days, and for good reason. I would recommend that you plan to come a few hours on each day. That way, you have time to explore and longer.

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