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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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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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Unique Museum

A museum of the history of news-making is a unique museum and that's what this is. There are interactive sites for children and a film intended for families as it's 3-D and the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

A museum of the history of news-making is a unique museum and that's what this is. There are interactive sites for children and a film intended for families as it's 3-D and the theater seats even move at moments in the film. There's a great deal to experience and it's worth visiting though it's one of the very few museums... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

This was one of our favorites. There is just so much to see and think about. We'll never forget it. A must-see in d.c.!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

As this museum charges a fee, we were lucky that there was a promotion on until the beginning of September. Buy an adult ticket, get a child free. Two adults was $43.70 including tax, and next day entry free. We followed the directions to go down to the lower level, for an orientation film. We then viewed a section of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very clean and well laid out museum. Vietnam, 9-11 and Civil Rights areas were tremendously educational and informative. Lots of interactive things for the teens to watch and click on. My 14 year old really enjoyed it. the 4D movie was lackluster and not worth the time waiting and watching. It waa the travel through time movie. It was inc.... More 

Washington Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

If you are going to DC... this is a must see. Floors of interesting and historic information. Loved it. Use your AAA card to get in for a discount... and I believe that children under 18 are free when accompanied by an adult (check this out, but think it's an ongoing promo). A must see.

Thank Mary K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Newseum has six floors of information to digest, so carve out a lot of this for this gem. It is a pay-for museum, and it is well worth the money spent. There isn't much for kids here, except for platforms where they can complete a news segment. Let me note now that this is about the only thing available for... More 

Thank Jane C
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very good to see this history of news and experience all over again the amazing technology that is now available in a technological world

Thank Susan L
Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I visited here in late August 2015 with my kids (ages 14, 12, and 9), and took advantage of their summer deal where kids get in free for the price of one adult. ($22). At that price, it was well worth the admission, though I could see if it was full price for everyone I might have left disappointed. The... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

A huge collection, very well presented. The focus is, not unexpectedly, somewhat US-centric, but that said there is a decent international collection too. Enough to make you come back the next day, so it is just as well that tickets are valid for two days. Lots of hands-on exhibits and knowledgeable staff. A excellent cafe to boot!

Thank BarnesTown
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum. WatchinG the Pulitzer Prize section for pictures is great experience. A very modern building and the pavilion are made with a lot of thinking and the best technologies. 5 out of 5 points.

Thank Odded R

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