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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 museum

This is a great museum with so many interesting and impressive things to see. I would recommend this museum to my friends.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great museum with so many interesting and impressive things to see. I would recommend this museum to my friends.

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princeton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many levels, great exhibits, exhibits of prize winning photos, tributes to journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of their profession, they allow you to return on the next day. So if you wish you can do half one day and finish the next

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Real raw and truly my new favorite museum in Washington DC. Amazing refugee photo exhibit currently. The FBI exhibit and refugee photo exhibit were stunning!

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Thank Werner F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly relevant for anyone wanting to understand modern history and the media's role in covering politics, war, civil rights movement etc. Very very important museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live in the area, and were able to take advantage of a price promotion they were having for kids over the summer. We loved it! There is so much to see/read. We all seemed to split up and look at all of the information at our own pace. The teens enjoyed the interactive section the most where they could... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum. It is a bit of a shock when you walk in and have to pay for tickets and they are a bit pricey, certainly compared to the free museums elsewhere. Lots of interesting exhibits, maybe not for small children, but for adults a lot of fun stuff.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting museum. You could easily spend all day here if you read all there is to read. Ideally you can start at the lowest level, then once you've seen that area, you go up a glass elevator to the top floor (6th floor). There, you can go outside to an observation deck which provides a great... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Theis Place Is Very Big And Well Worth It. Its Great That They Open Early. But Its well worth It. Very Cool To Read All The Papers Outside

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Arlington, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a few times to see the permanent exhibits (9/11, FBI, Berlin Wall and yes, they are must see's) but we came specifically today to see the rock and roll exhibit. It was great!! Jimi Hendrick's guitar from Woodstock is super cool and the kids loved Lady Gaga's meat dress from the MTV movie awards. The museum... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was impressive! I was hesitant to pay the price of admission, but it was well worth it. Be sure to allow a full day to explore. We spent 4 hours here and felt rushed. Lots to see (and it's all interactive)!

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