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 .
The entry fee is a bit steep but it's well worth the time. Plan on spending at least 2-3 hours. There's a display of the front page of newspapers from many countries and states that's is real interest... more »
This place is amazing. 6 stories of news-related exhibits, many of which are interactive. Some cool stuff for kids (like pretending you're a news anchor). A powerful 9-11 exhibit. If I lived in D.C., ... more »
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.
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