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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

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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a journalist, so a news museum is potentially something that would attract me. But Newseum was something beyond my expectation. It has lots of information but lots of fun (kids have a great time there too). Moving Pulitzer winner pictures, covers of newspapers from...More

Thank CrisCorrea
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Happy to simply echo the other reviews that this is a very enjoyable museum with an interesting display of artifacts. No argument there! However, I take issue with the $26 admission price, especially in the context of DC being a treasure-trove of arts, history, and...More

Thank Greg187
Reviewed 2 days ago

This should be on everybody's go-to list of things to see in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, we only allocated two hours to our Newseum visit. At least twice that amount of time would have been more appropriate for an overview. Note that the tickets are good...More

Thank kreino
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place appeals to all ages. There are tons of 'I remember' moments in this place for older folk but I noticed there were plenty of kids and students there that seem to enjoy the displays that for a lot of them would be like...More

Thank qwertVictoria
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss this!. . . . it's fantastic! I could have spent days here - make sure you allow enough time, tho you can present today's ticket & visit again tomorrow for free. It opens @ 9 a.m., a bit earlier than some of the...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think this was probably the top museum we visited while in DC and we did a lot of them. Very engaging content with great displays and interactivity. We also ate in the cafeteria and it was top-notch.

Thank BinkNM
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting and very well staffed, this was not our favorite. The architecture makes it somewhat hard to move around inside. The exhibits, except for the Pulitzer photos, were good but not what we expected. The FBI section was well done but somewhat sensational. It was...More

Thank SandraF63
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a highlight of my daughters( 17) and my trip to DC. I first needed to convince her to go there. We came at 3pm. The museum closed at 5:30. The staff told us that we could come next day again and did not...More

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Cindy H
what is the closest metro stop to One Judiciary square
19 December 2016|
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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?
10 December 2016|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know
What is it like during an inauguration? Can you see the parade well?
13 November 2016|
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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