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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
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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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Great Museum to Visit!

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... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the admission price, especially if you buy online with a 15% discount. We've been many times and finally decided to buy a season pass (tax deductible!). We went for the Rock and Roll HOF exhibit and stayed for the VR exhibit (outragious), FBI exhibit (always evolving) and the 4D movie. The Berlin Wall and 9/11 exhibits are manditory.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just heard about this newer museum so we went. It was amazing. So well thought out. A must for anyone visiting DC.

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

DC has dozens of world-class museums, and they are all free. Even my mom way out in Oregon knows that the Smithsonian won't charge you a penny. So, with days and days of free access to fantastic paintings, photographs, tapestries, artifacts, old planes, native american history and so forth, why pay over $20 to visit the Newseum? Because it's totally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Newseum is one of the most interactive museums in Washington DC. The eight sections of the Berlin Wall are amazing as is the FBI exhibit in the basement. Another favorite for us was the the 9/11 gallery with the World Trade Center twin towers antennae. The Front Pages of world newspapers are updated every day and give insight into... More 

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