We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Newseum
Book In Advance
Buy Tickets Online
More Info
US$24.27*
and up
Admission to Washington DC Newseum
More Info
US$95.00*
and up
Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour
More Info
US$49.00*
and up
Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 June 2014

It was 6 or 7 floors and I was there for a special event so we pretty much had the run of the museum, but it was unique and there was so much to see.

Thank Ro_z_disposition
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (7,606)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

4,107 - 4,111 of 7,606 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2014

Newseum quickly became my favorite DC museum, despite having to pay for entrance. The museum houses the most fascinating artifacts that are of interest to most people in today's day and age.

The 9/11 exhibit was very touching, so was the wall of fallen heroes (listing the names of reporters from all over the world who died in the line of duty); I got teary-eyed a few times as the stories brought back memories of watching the events on TV when they were actually taking place. The Berlin Wall is another very interesting exhibit - a section of the Berlin Wall showing both the East and West sides, including a guard tower take up a corner in the lobby next to a headless, fallen statue of Stalin.

The FBI's showcase of its biggest cases to date clarifies facts from fiction - the Lindbergh Baby, Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Unabomber, Oklahoma Bombing, The Shoe Bomber...this exhibit also has life size photos of America's First Most Wanted List - Dillinger, Capone.. the list goes on.

This museum is well-curated, very informative and tugs at your heartstrings; you have to go there and see for yourself! It's the best $22 you'll ever spend in Washington. :)

1  Thank LJ M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a great place for everyone! Kids will love it. I loved the many interactive exhibits. It is huge and you will need several hours (or days) to enjoy it fully. I highly recommend.

Thank Kim W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The exhibit was very interesting. Unfortunately there were hundreds of Middle School kids running around really unsupervised and loud! The 911 exhibit was excellent and moving!

Thank FloridaMyrtle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

go straight to the 4d movie and all the movies...
be prepared for a TON of info...
just do one floor at a time but check the timing of the movies before you go in.

Thank sansa31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Newseum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing