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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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The History of News is the History of America

This is a wonderful museum and visiting it amidst throngs of buzzing school kids, I can attest that it enthralls all ages too. Living history, from pre-Revolution broadsheets to... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful museum and visiting it amidst throngs of buzzing school kids, I can attest that it enthralls all ages too. Living history, from pre-Revolution broadsheets to today's news as it happens, with special sections on America's wars, gangsters, triumphs and disasters. The 911 wall is particularly stunning. And it's not just about the papers, the Newseum also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the visit, very interesting and perfectly laid out. The interactive exhibits are very cool and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the few museums that cost to enter. Tickets are good for two days though. Good museum. Do not miss the FBI exhibit in the basement, was a highlight of the entire trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a blast. Everything from the Berlin Wall exhibit to the 911 memorial exhibit was great. Our 6 year old loved it too!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard a lot about this museum and was excited when I got free tickets. Although I enjoyed it and thought some of the exhibits were well done, overall I was disappointed. If you are in DC for a trip, I recommend skipping this and going to anyone of the Smithsonian museums before going to this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience for budding teens to get a taste of history, journalism, and the great Freedoms we have!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience to show how important news has been and is to our lives - amazing exhibits - in the time of twitter and post-truths, it is critical to understand the role that news has played in our lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tons of exhibits, and a lot of them were interactive! It covered many different eras of news reporting- far more than I expected! Gift shop had tons of items for anyone. Tons of school children during the week but there is plenty don space to walk. Jody at the journalism exhibit gave us a good 10 minute overview and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We forget sometimes how embedded the news is in our lives. This museum charts from the earliest US newspapers to the major events of the last fifty years in fascinating detail. They have fragments from the Berlin wall through to 911. It is presented in a way that makes it easy to comprehend and retain. My only criticism is that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far the best museum in DC. It's a bit pricey but is absolutely worth it. If you only have time to visit one museum, go to this one. You won't be disappointed.

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