Newseum, Washington DC

4.6
Explore the world of print and mass media through interactive hands-on exhibits at Newseum. The seven-level museum features 14 theaters and 15 galleries that allow visitors to relive important moments in history from the perspective of the media. Tour the largest display of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany, or learn more about the history of the free press with hundreds of historical artifacts in the News History Gallery. Step in front of the camera and try your hand at being a news anchor in the interactive newsroom. End the visit with an elevator ride to the top terrace, where you can enjoy views of the city. Work out when and for how long to visit Newseum and other Washington DC attractions using our handy Washington DC trip planning website .
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  • My son had visited the Newseum on his middle-school D.C. trip, and he recommended I go. I'm glad I made it a priority while in town on business. I allotted about 3 hours, and found that I had to go ag...  more »
  • I was in Washington DC for a mini vacation before school started again. I heard a lot of great things about this museum, so I decided to check it out. It is the only museum on the National Mall that i...  more »
  • This isn't about stuffy newspapers and the nightly news. This museum walks you through the history of how news was spread to our modern era. I very much appreciated the emphasis on the 1st amendment, ...  more »
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  • One of the best museums I have ever visited! Spent 5 hours there and could still have spent longer. The design of the museum is top notch and what fascinating exhibits. What a find in Washington DC! The cafeteria was very nice also with a good food selection. My daughter especially loved the family bathroom with comfortable chairs and a room she could lock, to breast feed her baby - wish more museums had such a facility!!
  • My absolute favorite museum in DC. If you're a member you get early access to their museum nights (like an 80s party or educational talks). The exhibits are informative, fun, sometimes shocking! The staff are so nice and I couldn't have asked for better experiences each time we go. I do suggest being a member. It's only slightly more that the price of one ticket, but then you have unlimited access and you need it!
  • Probably one of the best museums I've had the privilege of attending. It's worthwhile to spend a whole afternoon (if not a day) here because there is just so much. Your ticket is also good for the next day. To see the work journalists have done throughout history and the contributions they make to our contemporary history is tear-jerking and awe-inspiring. Follow the advice and start with the intro in the basement and the Berlin Wall. Go to the 6th floor and follow the map around the museum. The 9/11 exhibit, the historical news section, and the Pulitzer photo gallery were my personal favorites
  • A truly excellent museum! This venue offers carefully curated exhibits, excellent views, and great food (at museum prices, though). The staff are all knowledgeable and kind, and it never felt crowded. I would most definitely recommend this place as a frequent visitor of museums. View of capital attached as a photo.
  • The 9/11 exhibit was heartbreaking to see. Pieces of the Berlin Wall we're there too. The FBI exhibit was the best! Opened my eyes to the effort the news makes to keep people accountable. Food court was great as well

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