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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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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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A wonderful experience

A wonderful experience to show how important news has been and is to our lives - amazing exhibits - in the time of twitter and post-truths, it is critical to understand the role... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful experience to show how important news has been and is to our lives - amazing exhibits - in the time of twitter and post-truths, it is critical to understand the role that news has played in our lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tons of exhibits, and a lot of them were interactive! It covered many different eras of news reporting- far more than I expected! Gift shop had tons of items for anyone. Tons of school children during the week but there is plenty don space to walk. Jody at the journalism exhibit gave us a good 10 minute overview and was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We forget sometimes how embedded the news is in our lives. This museum charts from the earliest US newspapers to the major events of the last fifty years in fascinating detail. They have fragments from the Berlin wall through to 911. It is presented in a way that makes it easy to comprehend and retain. My only criticism is that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far the best museum in DC. It's a bit pricey but is absolutely worth it. If you only have time to visit one museum, go to this one. You won't be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently visited Washington, DC with my 8-year-old son. We were really looking forward to exploring the city and learning the history. Upon my arrival at the hotel, I asked the concierge for some recommendations. He mentioned the Newseum so we decided to check it out. Upon arrival we went to purchase tickets. There was no line and the museum... More 

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Jonathan T, Public Relations Manager at Newseum, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback. We clearly failed to provide you and your son with the excellent level of customer service the Newseum is known for. We didn’t meet our own standards and we sincerely apologize for your experience. Your feedback will be shared and addressed with our staff, and if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibits were all very fresh and informative. The exhibit pertaining to the election was needing refreshed. Amazing friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent the day here with my 11 year old son. We both loved it. He enjoyed the interactive areas - filming his own newscast and interactive games. The 9/11 Memorial/exhibit was well done - very emotional. So neat to see all the front pages of the the various papers. We enjoyed the sports exhibit. Great view on the top... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We prioritized Newseum over other more obvious choices upon recommendation from others, and it did not disappoint. The museum is uniquely focused on journalism and news media, both in terms of its history, its role in the society, and its impact on the world today. Both is permanent exhibits and special exhibits are extremely well done. A couple of other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love the news industry or even have just a passing interest, you MUST visit this attraction. It does have an admission fee, but it was well worth it. Loved the whole experience. I spent the majority of the day at the Newseum . The restaurant was very good also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went here on a field trip with my daughter's history class. Very nice place. We started out by going to the top floor and working our way down. It was filled with excellent exhibits, and very interactive. We got tickets for the virtual reality on the 3rd floor. Even though it only lasted 5 minutes it was awesome. We... More 

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