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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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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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When we planned our day in the morning, we expected to spend hour or so at the Newseum. We spent several hours there and were sorely tempted to go back a second time the following... read more

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we planned our day in the morning, we expected to spend hour or so at the Newseum. We spent several hours there and were sorely tempted to go back a second time the following day. The museum is incredibly cleverly designed, blending history, culture, and the role of the media into one seamless experience. From being transported to Berlin... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been to DC several times previously but had never been to the Newseum. And it turned out to be one of the best experiences on our recent trip. Others have remarked that there is an entry fee (compared to the free Smithsonian museums) but in my opinion it is definitely worth it. If you have any interest in... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Is not worth of it. Honestly I would go there after visiting 20 museums first. Unless you plan to be 2 weeks in Washington don´t waste your time and money...

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Thank fcortina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This very educational experience reminds us of the value of the First Amendment & the need to defend the 5 freedoms it establishes.

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Thank Irwin A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an informative museum on important news stories from all over the world. You see history from the journalists and photojournalists who have captured it. Some of the most important events in our world have been told and are here for you to see and read. Do not miss this this treasure of real news!

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Thank Rachel D
Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fairly new museum not far from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue. Right across from the National Archives. Lots of history here. Take your time to see as much as you can. From a display of the Berlin Wall to Jimmy Hendricks to newspaper headlines from the past 100 years. Really interesting place to visit. The 9/11 exhibit... More 

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Thank Benny M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget the Smithsonians. As great as they are, this was easily my favourite museum. A mind blowing collection of artifacts and memorabilia recount the history of the world as told by the media. Highlights (so many) included a substantial piece of the Berlin Wall(!!!) - it was amazing seeing the contrast between the two sides - the remains of Lenins... More 

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Thank Mark G
Fort Worth TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Mary R
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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