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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  • You do have to pay to get into this museum. However, it is an excellent museum and incredibly well put together. My whole family enjoyed it a lot and my son had a lot of questions about history and other things. The fact that you need to pay makes it less crowded than other museums on the National Mall. There were a lot of very cool interactive exhibits and we were able to do most of them (wasn't too busy). The Berlin Wall exhibit, 9/11 exhibit, and the hall of newspaper headlines from very early on (1800's I think?) were all absolutely amazing and somewhat life-changing. They generated a lot of discussion about me and my husband's life growing up and topics like "Mom/dad what was happening in the news when you were my age?" Very cool. Definitely worth the visit; great for kids and adults alike. Older kids (10+) will get the most out of this museum I think.
  • I highly recommend this museum. Although there is a cost, it was by far one of the most interesting set of exhibits by far. I would rate this as far better than the spy museum. The tickets are $25 (AAA discount available) but they are good for two days making it easy to do while in town visiting.
  • This museum was amazing. The FBI exhibit was extraordinary, the Pulitzer photos exhibit was honestly breathtaking, and the rest of the exhibits each have their own interesting perspectives on media. Whether it’s about the history of media or today’s current media this place has an interactive and meaningful way to display it. My only issue with this establishment is the food. The cafeteria style restaurant was overpriced and not good. I ordered a panini and the worker just handed me the display one that was continuously being touched by everyone. I, mistakenly, didn’t return it and it tasted awful. Highly recommended to eat before visiting.
  • This place is pretty expensive at almost 27.00 dollars for normal entry. However it's Such an informative place to go. I had so much fun receiving all the knowledge this place had to offer. The views from the 6th floor were so amazing. I love how they have front page news from all over the world. It was great to see them pay homage to all the falling journalist that gave their lives to bring the truth to the light. The F.B.I area was pretty cool. I look forward to coming back.
  • Although it's for-profit in the midst of all the free museums it's by far the best. Everywhere you look is eye-catching with tons and tons of information for all ages to look at. It's so huge they give you two day admission to come back and see it again!
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