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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  • Given the Newseum's focus on media & it's more well known competitors in Washington I didn't think this would rate highly but it really was excellent. Parts of the exhibition were emotionally challeng...  more »
  • Having been to DC at least 20 times, and visited the Smithsonian, the Zoo, and other museums multiple times each, I did not think I could be further impressed. Boy was I wrong; the Newseum blew me awa...  more »
  • This is a great museum. I’ve been there twice. My kids 3 times. We had two days in DC and they asked to go back even though they’d been there. If you’re into news, history, current events, politics, r...  more »
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  • I lived in DC. And was a tour guide from 2012-2013 This is by far my favorite museum in DC. Yes the Smithsonian’s are fascinating and they have an advantage of being free thanks to James Smithson. But I’d recommend going to the Newseum. Of all the museums it’s really the only one that even after being in it around 20 + times I always look forward to going back. Also, tickets are good for 2 days. So you can go back the next day to see the rest. It’s well worth it!
  • The exhibits at the Newseum were amazing. When I bought my ticket on site, they told us it would be good for the following day as well, and I wish I had been able to go a second day. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Any time I looked lost, they checked to make sure I was enjoying my time. The 9-11 Exhibit was absolutely stunning and heart wrenching. I'm glad I was able to see it.
  • Incredibly moving. "A photo can speak 1000 words" comes to life here. The photos in the Pulitzer exhibit, and Photos of the Year exhibit speak to the depths of humanity, its beauty and its depravity. I brought my son as he is preparing for journalism school, and he was really impressed. He found a ton of inspiration. The museum is relevant, modern, interactive, and well laid out. It is also full of surprises. The Pennsylvania Ave history on the balcony was really unexpected, and informative. We went on a Sunday in August, and it was not at all crowded. Newseum is truly a gem for history buffs and First Amendment defenders.
  • A great place to visit. You could definitely spend an easy 3-4 hours in here easily. Very friendly staff. I was intrigued with the fact that they change the newspapers EVERY MORNING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! PRETTY COOL! You have to check out the deck on top. Great picturesque views. The Berlin wall brought tears to my eyes. I would definitely make this my 2nd favorite place. The food is also very good! I loved everything about this state of the art facility. Also, I must mention whatever you don't get to see, KEEP YOUR TICKETS THEY ARE GOOD FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY! AWESOME PLACE!
  • Got to the Newseum at noon and we were scrambling to get through the newseum before closing. Totally awesome experience, and it’s a museum of the past and present, which is so awesome! If I went again, I’d go closer to opening that way I have as much time as I need. It’s so awesome to learn about all the history and see a lot of pieces from it before your eyes. Going with people who remember seeing this news while the events were happening is awesome because they have their own stories to go along with it. These people do a wonderful job with the Newseum.

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