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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
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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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Great reminder of the importance of the free and independent press

These days it seems no one knows who to trust (fake news and all). A visit to the Newseum is a great reminder of the role of the free and independent press through a historical... read more

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

These days it seems no one knows who to trust (fake news and all). A visit to the Newseum is a great reminder of the role of the free and independent press through a historical view from the perspective of the news industry. This place is more commercial than the Smithsonian museums, a little pricey to visit, and very well... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum may have suffered from too much hype. It was very good, but considering the cost not any better than the nearby Smithsonian museums. Go if you have already gotten your fill of the free ones.

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Thank phrogphile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the highlight of our trip to DC. There is so much here that I wouldn't even know where to begin. If you love news, media, history, freedom, music, technology, or feel strongly about free expression, you'll be in heaven. The tour guide for the on-site studios was great and shared a bunch of juicy history with us. We will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Newseum with our 13 year old daughter. From the introductory films to the historical documents to the special exhibits, everything was well done and informative. We could have spent at least four hours going through the seven or eight floors if we had had time.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots and lots to see. Very informative and interesting. Bits of news from the beginning of media. Change out exhibits. Last time we saw a JFK one that was really good. This time it was on FBI and terrorism, which again was really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In a city with a wealth of free museums it is hard to imagine one doing well when they charge an admission fee. But in spite of the competition, the Newseum manages to offer insight, education and entertainment that delights attendees. They offer staple exhibits, but regularly display new offerings. I try to visit once a year to get my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've enjoyed the exhibition which allowed the visitors to experience the life and death of JFK throughout the many objects displayed. The rest of the museum is also very interesting and the architecture of the space is quite different from the ordinary museums concept. You have to pay a ticket which makes this museum less visited when compared to Smithsonian,... More 

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Thank Jorge C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this museum! It is one of my favorites. Some of the highlights include: a section of the Berlin Wall, the unabomber's cabin, part of the twin towers, and so much more! Truly fascinating! Totally worth the time! Also has great employees that helped us to get in before a GIANT tour group.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a relatively new museum that informs you very precisely and through many avenues about the importance of the Free Press in American Society. I was very impressed with the way the exhibits engaged me in understanding the vitality and importance of this constitutional amendment. I think this museum is especially important in this day and time in our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just returned to the Washington D.C. area for the first time in over 40 years. A close friend recommended the Newseum and suggested that I pay particular attention to the Pulitizer Prize Photography exhibit, which I did. That alone would be worth the trip to this incredible Museum. This is a very intense experience, because of the nature of... More 

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