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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
+1 888-639-7386
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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

Plan to spend about three hours. Berlin Wall, comic strips, love the old newspaper print- the type font was ever so small back then!! I am 53 and was struck by how recently some of these horrific events took place...and some continue today. Heartbreaking and...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed this museum. its very well presented and you could spend all day in here. We didn't leave enough time and were rushed around due to the closing time in the evening but that takes nothing away from it. A must see when in...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no other museum like it, but the amount of tragedy on display was too much. They managed to fit every major terrorism, kidnapping, or murder crime into one building. They even had the Unabomber's cabin. By the time I got the twin tower...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Museum was fantastic. Having been in Berlin for the fall of the wall it brought back many memories of that time. Was well done and enjoyed the interactive VR of it. It is intense having been a so close to what many of the exhibits...More

Thank Kyle J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a great few hours exploring this cool museum. Their are Exhibits for all age groups and are arranged in a easy to navigate manner. Especially liked the collection of Pulitzer prized photos. Not an inexpensive visit but worth the price of admission

Thank lloyd s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had high expectations as museum charges entrance fee (not needed for most all other options in DC) and was ranked high on Tripadvisor. I thought exhibits were worth USD 10 and 60 minutes of my time. I was annoyed by “self congratulating” on importance...More

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful displays of journalism and how it has helped to shape our history. Lots of films and pictures. Also part of the Berlin Wall and one of the towers.

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is great. My daughter recommended it! I loved best the Pulitzer Prize wining photo video room. All the pics with interviews from the photographers going details as to why, where etc about their pics. The 911 floor was also amazing. A must see

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the Newseum for the first time last month with the entire family (ages 8-57) and had a blast. The tickets are good for two days and you will want to go back the next day. The kids had fun as did the...More

Thank Jhs7h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Washington is awash with museums and as they are part of the Smithsonian group they are all free so you could be forgiven for not considering this one but that would be a mistake. We did not allow enough time to do everything but I...More

Thank Joyce261
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Response from NessieLeilani | Reviewed this property |
The only foreign language papers that I recall seeing are part of the World Trade Center display, which was fascinating to see the headlines from a round the world on that day. For more in-depth answers, I would suggest, as... More
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Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.
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