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Newseum, Washington DC

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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.
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  • I'll start with the things we ( husband, 24 year old son and I) enjoyed.... 9/11 exhibit was very interesting with the headlines from around the world, video clips and artifacts. The Berlin Wall exhib...  more »
  • The Newseum was a very pleasant surprise. The rich history in the news was simply amazing. Allow enough time as this museum is outstanding.  more »
  • This is an especially important time to go to a museum that celebrates the ability of the press to fight for the people, Yes, it costs to go and is not free like the Smithsonian museums, but well wort...  more »
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  • I loved this museum. It is a cool place to see how the media evolved over time. They have a huge selection of old newspapers what I really liked and they focused on a wide variety of topics and how they were covered by the media. Even though I'm not too interested in media, I found it very interesting and educational. It's a definitely good place to go to learn something new.
  • 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 Sitting in a classroom learning about history is boring. This place makes it fun. I highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in pop culture, news, or history. I will be back for a return visit. There were so many things to do and see, I couldn't complete it all in one day.
  • Have been wanting to go here forever and finally made it. Spent 3 hours and if it wasn't closing, could have easily spent another 1-1.5 hrs. Interesting to see how news has played into history. Also a huge focus on music and freedom of speech - didn't expect that but was interesting. It's not free but I loved it!! Highly recommend. The Pulitzer photos were my favorite and so The 9/11 section is good if you haven't been to 9/11 memorial in NYC (which I have - highly recommend that memorial/museum if you head to NYC). Love the daily front page newspapers from across the world.
  • 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.

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