Trip Planner:   USA  /  District of Columbia  /  Washington DC  /  Museums  /  Newseum

Newseum, Washington DC

(7,000+ reviews on the web)
History Museum Specialty Museum
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. A visit to Newseum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Washington DC travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
Create a full Washington DC itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Washington DC

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Washington DC by other users

4 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Arlington & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • i wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a surprisingly entertaining and informative, artistically presented overview of a selection of the most compelling events through media coverage. A ticket is...  more »
  • Some of the best videos and depictions of 9/11 I have ever seen. Good 4-D movie on musical artists in social movements. Great views from the 6th floor. Very interesting sections on the FBI, Reporter M...  more »
  • Shows the history of news reporting from printing press to the internet. Lots of video interaction if desired. Virtual reality lab. Berlin wall sections. NYC twin towers antenna section. Pulitzer Priz...  more »
Google
  • If a museum costs money amidst a sea of free museums in DC, it better be darn good. At $25 a pop, I was skeptical, but after several visits to the Newseum, I can say it's the best paid museum in DC. Here's why: - Content: Not everyone thinks the news is exciting and they do a great job of creating each exhibit to be interesting, interactive, and engaging. From the Berlin Wall to the photography to the hall of historical newspapers, it's so fascinating. Definitely check out the social media hall. - View: It's just off the National Mall super close to the US Capitol by the Canadian Embassy. On the top floor, you can go outside to snap a photo of a very cool view of the Mall. - Store: It has one of the best museum stores in the city. - Outside gallery: Outside of the museum, the front cover of each state's major newspaper is on display and they switch it out daily. You don't even have to buy a ticket to see it! If you're visiting DC, the Newseum is worth the investment.
  • I get bored easily. I can run through almost any museum in an hour, but I really loved this place! It would be a great place to go by yourself and see what you want on your own pace, but fine for larger groups also. I recommend seeing at least a few of the videos in the smaller alcoves off the the side- the movies are like 5-10min and really interesting. Great place for a rainy or hot day, or any day! Close to some great restaurants.
  • Great museum, spent a combined 6 hours. Tickets are good day of purchase and the next day so don't go on your last day! Exciting to see so many pieces of history and even be able to touch part of the Berlin Wall!
  • One of the best museums in America. A tribute to the First Amendment. We are truly lucky to have these freedoms and a museum to put it all in context. Gorgeous facility and view.
  • This was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend going. It's the only museum we had to pay for but it was worth it. The museum had sections of the Berlin wall and watch tower, part of the World Trade Center, and​ an awesome FBI exhibit.