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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
+1 888-639-7386
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2114
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 888-639-7386
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Reviewed yesterday

This place appeals to all ages. There are tons of 'I remember' moments in this place for older folk but I noticed there were plenty of kids and students there that seem to enjoy the displays that for a lot of them would be like...More

Thank qwertVictoria
Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss this!. . . . it's fantastic! I could have spent days here - make sure you allow enough time, tho you can present today's ticket & visit again tomorrow for free. It opens @ 9 a.m., a bit earlier than some of the...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed yesterday

I think this was probably the top museum we visited while in DC and we did a lot of them. Very engaging content with great displays and interactivity. We also ate in the cafeteria and it was top-notch.

Thank BinkNM
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting and very well staffed, this was not our favorite. The architecture makes it somewhat hard to move around inside. The exhibits, except for the Pulitzer photos, were good but not what we expected. The FBI section was well done but somewhat sensational. It was...More

Thank SandraF63
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a highlight of my daughters( 17) and my trip to DC. I first needed to convince her to go there. We came at 3pm. The museum closed at 5:30. The staff told us that we could come next day again and did not...More

1  Thank CBTZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 3 hours and could have spent a couple more, if we had had the time. There is a section on the fall of the Berlin Wall with pieces of the same, a section of the coverage of FBI cases (with a video narrated...More

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was so very impressive that by the end of the day I went back and became a member! It opens earlier than most museums and yes, it's expensive, but you can visit for two days. Since I visited shortly after it opened on...More

1  Thank BreezyInCA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite out of everything in DC! A must see! You should plan 4 hours -- 1 hour per floor. Wonderful!!!

1  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a terrific museum. We spent just 3 hours to see all six levels, however, could have easily spent all day. It's visitor friendly outside, with headlines from 80 daily newspapers from around the world, sets the scene that you are going to be learning!...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Next to US Archives. Overlooked. One of the best museums in Washington DC. A cant miss with amazing video, displays of history, highlights of famous news stories, and entire section on 9/11 including the radio tower from one of the towers.

Thank 1oldmanriver
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Cindy H
what is the closest metro stop to One Judiciary square
19 December 2016|
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Response from Lindsay W | Reviewed this property |
Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line.
Ray B
Will the VR Pearl Harbor exhibit be going cross country? If so, when will it come to the San Francisco Bay Area?
9 December 2016|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know
What is it like during an inauguration? Can you see the parade well?
12 November 2016|
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Response from Laura C | Property representative |
Thanks very much for your question. The Inaugural Parade will pass directly in front of the Newseum along Pennsylvania Avenue. On Inauguration Day, the Newseum will host an all-inclusive event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and... More