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“Everything very interesting ... Leave yourself enough time.”
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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US$24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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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.
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“Everything very interesting ... Leave yourself enough time.”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

First, this museum isn't free ..... financial support from fees & funding from media companies, the underlying foundation has put together a very relevant, interactive, and historical, exhibits that will be of interest to everyone no matter their age or interest.
Please don't squeeze this museum into part of a day's schedule. There is a pleasant cafe on the lower level so you can take breaks, or meet up with others, have lunch, etc. ..... by lower level, don't be turned off .... this is an open atrium shell with 6 floors visible throughout.
Look over the booklet they provide at entry .... With floor diagrams see where the theaters are .... Familiarize yourself what's on a floor; also see where the ramp is to the next floor so you walk in the right direction. From the lower level orientation film and exhibits, go up to the top floor (via the large glass enclosed with its 360 viewing) to start your walk down & around, down & around (you get it).
Take time to read some of the print, in addition to the theaters & exhibits. Relish the Berlin Wall & 911 exhibits, but read the memoriams to fallen reporters & photographers, the lead pages for historical events, and the very-very-very old printed media displayed.
Restrooms and benches are throughout. Be careful when you considering very young children to bring along .... they'll distract you away & not have the patience needed.
Still a bit pricey, but you will feel when exiting it was worth it & a bit enriched from it all!!

Visited June 2014
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“Plan Two Visits”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Tickets are good for two consecutive days, and it is worth two trips. Pulitzer Prize pictures alone are worth a trip.

Visited May 2014
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“Very good place to visit”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

A great place to visit in the DC area. I like this museum over many others because of its focus. With all of the high-speed changes happening due to technology, understanding the REAL start of news is important. Young people have never seen or heard of much of the technology here. It may spark their interest in the field which is why many museums exists. If you're already into this field, you should pick up a souvenir coffee cup in the gift shop. It was truly a unique conversation piece in my public affairs office because not many were aware that it exists. Its not well known, but truly a well worth place to visit. Also, not as crowded as some of the other DC museums.

Visited August 2013
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“Massive place!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

With less than two days in Washington as part of an escorted tour, we were given spare time one afternoon where we could make the most of the museums in Washington. There are so many to choose from! We chose the Newseum as it sounded unique and interesting.
It certainly was unique and and interesting. We started at the top level making the most of the view over Washington from the outside balcony. Amazing!! We found though that we spent so much time on the top two levels, that we ran out of time to properly peruse all the exhibits in the rest of the museum. My suggestion is that you could really make a day of it. It has a well organized cafeteria (with remote tray disposal!!) for a break. There were so many interesting exhibits - well worth the visit.

Visited May 2014
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“US Chamber Summit Celebration”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The US Chamber of Commerce did a party at the Newseum in Washington DC; the event was phenomenal of course it was an after hours private event; but the Newseum was very interesting, informative and interactive. They had newspapers from around the globe ; they also have interactive archives, graffitied blocks from the Berlin wall and the mangled news tower from Sept 11 disaster, This museum charges a entrance fee; unlike the rest of the museums in DC which are free. But if you are a news buff by all means you got to visit.

Visited June 2014
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