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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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I have never spent four and a half hours in a museum, not even the Louvre. There are so many interesting videos and displays. Unfortunately we could not use the ticket for two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne K
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never spent four and a half hours in a museum, not even the Louvre. There are so many interesting videos and displays. Unfortunately we could not use the ticket for two days, which is a nice feature. I would not recommend this museum for children under the age of 12. I think they would be very bored. You... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is my favorite in D.C.! Well worth the admission price and so much political and media history. Wear comfortable shoes and have some coffee before you take it all in! The daily newspapers from all the other states in the front are amazing and free for viewing if you don't want to go in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend the whole day here, enjoying all the interactive exhibits, videos and more. The Rock n' Roll exhibit is fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although ticket allows 2 day admittance I think $26 adult ticket is on pricey side. Alot of great displays multi levels.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first joined to watch Obama's first inauguration and have maintained my membership. The Inside Media events never disappoint. It is also open to the general public.

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Jonathan T, Manager at Newseum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your ongoing support! Members like you help the Newseum produce world-class programs, like Inside Media, and we're so glad to hear you enjoy them. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in DC and my 11 year old loves going back again and again. It is very interactive and she loves being a TV reporter.

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Thank DCScott48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the most well-curated and interesting museum in DC and that's saying a lot! I love the collection of news items from different eras. Really opens up the audience to another dimension of reporting. It is a little pricer than other museums but your ticket allows to go and come back to finish up. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best museum I have ever been. Very interactive. I had tears in my eyes with the 9/11 exibition.Louder than words exibition was really worthy, the videos presented were great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hesitant to spend the money for a museum in Washington as most of the cultural and educational institutions are FREE to attend. However, this museum came recommended so I opted to check it out. I am so glad I did. I was BLOWN AWAY. I wish I had ear marked a day to spend here instead of only... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a nerd, you will love this museum! It's normally overlooked due to the entry fee and the fact that there are so many smithsonian museums in the area but I highly recommend checking out this museum for a change of pace. There's so much to see and how often will you get to see a part of the... More 

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