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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  • We went with our grandchildren and all of us found it interesting and thought provoking! A great visit  more »
  • We were lucky to be able to visit before the place closes because we received a couple of complimentary tickets. That saved us $50. The place was fascinating with an excellent collection of award winn...  more »
  • Very much worth the entrance fee. Could have spent whole day. Nice meal at cafeteria. Traveling companion went back second time. Film on Holacost eye opening. Understand it is closing which is a shame...  more »
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  • Well done. Great place to learn about news and our history with news. Dave was a great tour guide. The John Stewart exhibit was great. I need to get back there before they close their doors at the end of this year.
  • This place is amazing. One of the most amazing museums we've visited. Unfortunately, they are closing their doors at the end of the year. Hopefully they find another location and remain open because the issues of news reporting and the first amendment are more relevant than ever.
  • This is an interesting museum for adults or families with older children. The museum space is very open and easy to maneuver through all exhibits. There is a lot to read and there are plenty of opportunities to sit and watch interesting & informative videos (anywhere from 5-50 minutes long). Highlights include a large section of the Berlin Wall, a piece from the World Trade Center, and original newspapers from the 1400s to today. Also, the staff is very friendly & helpful. *This summer (2019) kids are admitted free!
  • A lot of information with pieces for everyone. FBI, Jon Stewart, and Pulitzer exhibits were personal favorites. Spent 4 hours there and could have spent more. Great view of the mall and capital. Plus it was really interesting to see where some shows are filmed for the backdrop of D.C.
  • As a Journalism student it's a great reminder of why journalism is more important than ever. The combination of exhibits and artifacts with the many diverse films are well done and thought provoking. Whether you're a journalist or not you will enjoy this. It makes you appreciate the work journalists do, and how much can go into a report.
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