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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
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+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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This is a fairly new museum and very interesting. It is a little expensive - but your ticket is good for 2 days so that helps.

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Fort Worth TX
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This is a fairly new museum and very interesting. It is a little expensive - but your ticket is good for 2 days so that helps.

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I participated in our alumni gathering for the "MIT Better World" Event on April 13, 2017 at the Newseum and was very much pleased with the venue and the cuisine that was served. Highly recommended setting for anyone who appreciates an artistic ambiance in many ways!

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What a great museum! We had seen a lot of museums already but were absolutely absorbed by this excellent place. We started in the basement at the Berlin Wall exhibit in the basement (the largest piece of Berlin wall outside of Germany (?)) and then took the express lift/elevator to the top floor to work our way down. On the... More 

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This is one of the best museums in Washington located next to the National Archives right off the mall. There are 6 floors of interactive exhibits that cover all aspects of journalism, from front pages the day you visit of papers around the world, an exhibit on the FBI, Pulitzer Prize winning photos to a great 9-11 exhibit with videos... More 

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The view from the roof was spectacular at night. The proximity to the Metro and being able to walk to the attractions was perfect for our family. Washington during the time the cherry trees are blooming is definitely a great time to visit. Also, having the Capital Grille right across the street was a plus too.

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Great museum full of modern history. Go early as it gets crowded. Be prepared to do a lot of reading to get the most of the experience. There are several short films that enhance the experience-definitely worth the time to mix in with reading displays and the many front pages in the museum.

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I was lucky enough to attend a party at the Newseum following a convention I was at. The exhibits are very informative and intriguing. Unfortunately I didn't get to explore the whole building. Excellent views of Capitol Hill Building from the roof terrace. would definitely recommend a visit.

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Really a hit ... we had two day tickets and went back for more the next day. It was fantastic and appealed to different learning styles. My boys 14 and 12 thought it was the best in DC. Great views of Pennsylvania Ave and Capitol from rooftop. It is a can't miss!

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We went to this museum because it DOES charge admission. We were in DC the week before Easter and the all of the free museums were super crowded. This was well worth the price of admission. We were there for three hours and could have spent the entire day. Don't miss going out on the Terrace on the top floor... More 

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One of the best museum experiences - including even the cafeteria! Spent over 5 hours there. Well worthwhile. Trump and his team should check it out and learn about the importance of freedom of the press. There's a lot of interesting, interactive and important exhibits here, including a tribute to reporters and photographers murdered for doing their important jobs. The... More 

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