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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

And we’re so glad we did!! We spent an hour and a half there thinking that was enough time, but it was not!! I love following the news especially the stories that I get invested in. This place had all of that and so much...More

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent exhibits but there is an entry fee. Berlin Wall and seeing many historic newspapers throughout time were very interesting. Great view of DC from outdoor balcony.

Thank Sewbusymom
Reviewed yesterday

This is a museum with a great mission. I celebrates our freedom of speech--which must be cherished. Great spot.

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For two news junkies, this was a great experience. Interactive and engaging, we could have spent more than the 3 hours we allotted for the trip. Highlights were the FBI/dark web exhibit, "Creating Camelot" exhibit, Berlin Wall, 9/11 exhibit and the view from the Pennsylvania...More

Thank pdaddy70
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Newseum is a museum like no other, and provides a unique way into the history of not just news and journalism but also major world events, politics and global issues. There are six floors each containing rich and well-curated exhibitions; the exhibit on 9/11 and...More

Thank Darragh32
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had such an enjoyable experience, it exceeded my expectations. The exhibits themselves were remarkable in the range and scope of describing events that have shaped the world, through the eyes of reporters and advances in technology. The Berlin wall exhibit is a good draw,...More

Thank FrancisFern
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We all loved this museum and were delighted to be able to go back the next day and finish up our tour using the 2-day pass allowed by the ticket. Interesting exhibits, well presented and organised, up to date with something for everyone. One of...More

Thank Whiritoa43
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked online and got a discount. Very interesting and informative museum. Could easily spend over 4 hours here. Particularly interesting to read very old newspapers and magazines from centuries ago but the low level lighting did make it difficult to read (presumably necessary to preserve...More

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to view some historical news events. There is food and drink available as well as a retail shop. Many items are from 9/11 so if you are just looking for the happy events you may want to skip it.

Thank twisterracer
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a museum you need to decide beforehand where you want to focus because even with your ticket being good for two consecutive days it cannot be seen in 2 days. Restaurant on lower level clean and fairly priced. Tour at $ 10 was...More

Thank travelgueen7593
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Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.
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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