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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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Such a cool place!

I would highly suggest taking the 1 hour guided tour when you first arrive. The place is huge, and the guided tour gives you an overview of the exhibits from top to bottom. You... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would highly suggest taking the 1 hour guided tour when you first arrive. The place is huge, and the guided tour gives you an overview of the exhibits from top to bottom. You can then go back and choose what you want to revisit.

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love news and information this is a MUST see! Walk through the history of USA news business and television. Make sure you have lunch downstairs the food is so good!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Newseum was very real and timely, littered with students checking out the ever changing exhibits....when we were there the Vietnam story was being told.

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Thank Tom C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had an hour, which barely scratched the surface of this Museum. Pieces of the Berlin Wall and 9/11 wreckage along with daily newspapers from all over the globe and a special Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit were all fascinating. Wish we would have had a lot more time to spend.

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Acton, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Newseum provided a fine overview of how the press has operated over time in both the US and abroad. An emphasis is on major US & world events, and how the press covered them. Particularly interesting are all the newspaper front pages; both todays (updated daily) and the historical collection of front pages from the last few hundred years. Note... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hesitant to spend money on a museum given there are so many free attractions in the area, but this museum is totally worth it. Start at the bottom level, there's a short film that will walk you through what to see there that's worth watching. Lots to see and do.

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Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the Newseum the first day of two days in DC. It is 100% a must see /do. It is filled with so many different media related events and is essentially a walk through history. There is definitely a sense of nostalgia taking place while you tour the Newseum. You could honestly spend an entire day in the Newseum... More 

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Thank Abigail G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved this museum!! Totally worth the admission. I'm a news junkie but my husband is not. We both LOVED this museum and would definitely go again. There is such a wide variety of exhibits and they are presented in such innovative and thoughtful ways. Love the combination of artifacts, newsprint, videos and interactive exhibits. For two adults, this was... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I miscalculated how much time to spend here, as there are lots of exhibits that are news and media related. Good historical background presented. The layout of the museum can be a bit confusing, but if you allow yourself enough time, it can be an interesting and educational visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Planning our recent trip to D.C. We read up on things to do and see. The Newseum sounded interesting and different from the more well known monuments and museums. The Newseum is well worth a visit. It provides an interesting and fascinating look at the history of news and how it has impacted society. The exhibits offer something for everyone... More 

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