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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Stop the Presses, and take a moment to Enjoy the Newseum!

Definitely worth the price if you have the time. It's one of the few museums, in DC you have to pay for, but with a little planning you can save money on your ticket. Check... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Definitely worth the price if you have the time. It's one of the few museums, in DC you have to pay for, but with a little planning you can save money on your ticket. Check groupon, because they sometimes have a deal for admission into the museum. If there is nothing on groupon, then go to the Newseum website and... More 

Thank Lindsay W
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits are always good, almost on a par with the various Smithsonian venues. But the price! About $25 per person. Check the prices before you decide to take a family of five. The kids would probably like the zoo a whole lot more!

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McLean, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum is very special, and always worth a visit. Between the incredible items in their permanent collection and their special exhibits, you will be fascinated for hours. A little expensive, but this one is worth the cost.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although you have to pay to enter this museum, it was worth it! The history of the media and the impact it has was very interesting to see. The view of the Capital building from the top floor balcony is NOT to be missed! Also the Berlin Wall and 9/11 exhibits were very well done. Emotional to relive it all,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a first time visitor to Washington I was told I "had" to go to the Newseum. Thank goodness I listened. Incredibly I spent about 6 hours over 2 days exploring the museum. I felt engaged, entertained & educated by seeing global history through the eyes of journalists & photographers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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 5 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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