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Newseum

Museum and History Museum
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Ryan U.
    "TeamTRI Tip: one of the most moving & well done museums in DC."(12 Tips)
    Affinia Hotel Collection
    "news history with up-to-the-minute technology"(4 Tips)
    Laura C.
    "The Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit on the main floor is amazing."(3 Tips)
    Sally R.
    "Loved the Berlin Wall exhibit."(3 Tips)
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  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 12, 2013
    Be wary Newseum; you've been put "on notice" by Colbert! All joking aside, this is def a great museum and worth the price tag. The Pulitzer Prize pics and old newspaper articles exhibits are a fav.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 29, 2012
    This place is perfect for news junkies. Front pages from newspapers across the country are displayed outside. If you're pressed for time, hit the Pulitzer photo gallery and the 9/11 memorial exhibit.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    The Newseum is one of D.C.’s newest tourist attractions. You have to pay to go to the Newseum. Tickets are good for two days. It is informative, it is interactive, and it is lot of fun. Read more
  • Richard R.
    One of the best museums in DC. Fun, interactive and amazing views. Admission fee is worth yet plan on 3hrs till a full day. Ticket is good for the next day also.
  • Manda S.
    Manda ShettletonFebruary 12, 2014
    If you have only $25 and a weekend in DC, spend your money here! So much to see that ticket includes next day. Big Berlin Wall chunk, FBIs most wanted, Kennedy photo exhibit, make ur own news report!
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    The airy museum explores centuries of journalism and news coverage, and you’ll find exhibits showcasing everything from NBC news rooms to political scandals to the rise of the Internet. Read more
  • Insider Perks
    Insider PerksFebruary 24, 2012
    True journalism is on display here as you walk through history from a media perspective. Don't miss the daily headlines upstairs, the map of free press around the world or the chance to be on camera. Read more
  • Paddy
    PaddyMarch 29, 2015
    Great spot, but give yourself more time than you think. It takes at least 3-4 hours to scratch the surface here. Your ticket gives you 2 days of admission though so you can revisit tomorrow!
  • Andrea N.
    Andrea NewlandOctober 13, 2010
    Great place to see all of the news, new building is very nice, rooftop view of the Capitol etc in DC...but it is too spread out, hard to figure out where to start..would prefer it in chronological ord
  • Ryan U.
    Ryan UnderwoodJanuary 22, 2011
    TeamTRI Tip: one of the most moving & well done museums in DC. We love this place! Exhibits awesome. Gift store rocks. Food super! View of America's Main Street one of the best. Well worth admission.
  • JB F.
    JB FabyJanuary 13, 2011
    One of the best museums I have ever visited. When you purchase a ticket, you have 2 days of visit (which I did). Really worth your money. Students discounts available as well as military , children an
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 12, 2015
    Downside: one of the few great museums you have to pay to get in. Upside: a really great museum (a MUST for news junkies or politicos) PLUS a GREAT view from the outdoor deck upstairs
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiJune 21, 2015
    Really great museum...one of the few where you have to pay, but worth the price. Be smart and use your ticket to come back a second day for free!
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 9, 2011
    Love watching and reading the news? Go to this news/journalism museum. Must-see are the Electronic Window (display of breaking news from around the world) and the display of newspaper front pages.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LeeDecember 23, 2011
    You can literally spend an entire day here! As a journalist, I've always wanted to come here -- and Newseum didn't disappoint. Definitely visit the 9/11 exhibit! Highly recommend, despite entry fee.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HintonJune 25, 2013
    Founding partner employees get in free (and accompanying family) - but remember to take ID. That said, it's worth the money, kids are free in the summer and you get to come back the next day.
  • Gerry J.
    Gerry JoengJuly 24, 2011
    A must see. Don't worry, they have the ticket valid for two consecutive days, plenty of time to enjoy each exhibit. The 9/11 is powerful, and make sure you visit the pullitzer photos.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 17, 2013
    Experience what it's like to report the news, or find the newspaper from your date of birth in one of the Newseum's interactive exhibits. Take one of the best pictures of DC from the 6th floor.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweJuly 2, 2015
    You can reuse your ticket the next day if you didn't see everything. Great value and the museum was really awesome and well worth visiting
  • Jack M.
    Jack MarshJanuary 7, 2011
    Simply the best museum on the planet in terms of interactivity, engagement, fun, emotion and education. Modest admission price is well worth it. And ticket is good for two consecutive days.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LFebruary 9, 2015
    If you are visiting DC, visit this museum early on as your ticket is good for 2 days (and there is a lot to read!) Check out coupon sites ahead of time for discounts
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MastisMarch 9, 2011
    If you become a member you'll be invited to exclusive events. I recently got to see Bob Schieffer, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, the crew from Apollo 8, Dan Rather, Krishna Bharat, and even Jennifer Hu
  • Gabby D.
    Gabby DarioNovember 3, 2011
    History of TV, Radio, and the Internet is the perfect thing for a Communications major! You'll be able to learn so much, and it's great seeing actual artifacts right in front of you.
  • Brommabo
    BrommaboJanuary 24
    Great news museum with everything from Berlin Wall, 4D cinema and my favorite Pulitzer Prize winning photographs and lot more. Bonus if balcony with view over The Capitol.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LeeJuly 27, 2013
    As a journalist, I make a trip to Newseum every year. Consider it my mecca. You learn something new every time. Going through old AND new newspaper front pages are my favorite things to do.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuntzJuly 6, 2011
    The Newseum takes about four or five hours to properly experience it entirely. It is definitely worth the time and ticket price for those interested in anything dealing with journalism.
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicMay 17, 2012
    Inspiring and very worth the 21 dollars to get in. Look for special exhibitions on photography, look at the Berlim wall and see the sad little antenna from WTC. Read about free speech!
  • Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS)
    The Newseum is a great interactive museum in the heart of DC. Make sure to check out the news reporter section where you get to video tape yourself doing a remote shoot.
  • Charla P.
    Charla PayneDecember 12, 2015
    Events are worth it! The atmosphere is wonderful with beautiful fresh flowers. The layout is fantastic! We went to a producers convention and had a lovely time!
  • David S.
    David SullivanApril 9, 2013
    Don't miss the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. It is a very moving experience. A comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and interviews with many of the photographers.
  • Mariya D.
    Mariya DvoretskayaMarch 24, 2013
    This is one of the most interesting museums I've ever been to...make sure you have lots of time to explore because it's huge and you'll want to see everything! Pulitzer Prize photographs are amazing!
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.October 11, 2012
    Staff is beyond rude when checking in for a 9am appointment. Paperwork says to check-in 15 minutes before an appointment. When you follow directions, the counter staff yells at you like you're a kid.
  • Ksensei K.
    Ksensei KSeptember 5, 2015
    The admission ticket is valid for two days, so you can return and enjoy the museums two days in a row. There is also a student discount - a laughable 1$
  • Angela M.
    Check out the Elvis exhibit along with EVERYTHING else. Huge range of emotions at this newseum. One ticket covers TWO days for the full effect. Great food court, to boot!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    One of the few museums requiring paid admission, Newseum is worth it. Come early in the day because you can spend most of it here. There is a lot to see.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 27, 2015
    With all the free museums in DC, I waited a long time to visit this place, but it's well worth the price of admission. Block out a whole day and take it all in.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comAugust 21, 2012
    An interactive museum, its several stories include galleries, displays, broadcast studios, numerous theaters & a fun, interactive newsroom. The Hank Greenspun Terrace also boasts great views. Read more
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MernaJanuary 30
    If you are visiting DC, you have to go to the Newseum. It's one of the few museums that you have to pay to get into but it is worth every penny!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The Newseum's new 215,000sq ft building has a 74-ft-high marble engraving of the First Amendment on its façade. From the top-floor terrace, wind your way down 6 floors of exhibits - Green Guide Editor
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Interested in the original gate scandal? The Nixon Watergate tapes are accessible to the public and kept in an archives facility in College Park, Maryland. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 13, 2013
    This is one of my favorite museums in Washington. There is so much history displayed but created through the perspectives of many photographers and journalists.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 25, 2010
    Newseum numbers: 250,000 sq. ft., 35,000 historic newspaper front pages, 15 theaters, 8 sections of the Berlin Wall (each is 3 tons), First Amendment tablet on Pennsylvania Ave. is 50 tons of marble.
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 12, 2015
    Because of the great view from the outside deck (upper floor), this is one of the few indoors museums you want to go to on a really nice day!
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 19, 2011
    One of the top destinations in DC. Plan on spending the day, if you get tired, here are numerous small theaters showing films where you can rest your weary feet.
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.March 19, 2013
    No more Be A TV Reporter. For your groups and anyone else paying the hefty admission, staff could at least do a quick briefing to help visitors get the most out of their experience.
  • Nela L.
    Nela LichtscheidlNovember 18, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic. At first, the $20 ticket seems way too expensive, but it's a two-day pass of complete journalism heaven and definitely worth the money.
  • Brette C.
    Brette C.February 10, 2011
    Amazing museum. Must see if you're in DC. Front pages, televised news coverage thru time and Pulitzer Prize photography will have you mesmerized for hours.
  • Tom M.
    Tom Maxwell1 week ago
    Although admission is $22 for adults, it's worth it for anyone interested in journalism. Very complete coverage of press/society interaction!
  • Natalya
    NatalyaMay 5, 2013
    Great museum. Beautiful view of the city from the 6th floor. 4th floor is dedicated to 9-11 events and houses the antenna on the WTC tower.
  • Barb C.
    Barb ChamberlainApril 9, 2011
    Food Section: Mac/cheese rich & creamy. Generous portions--best food value I've had in DC. Vegetarians, get roasted veggies & the mac/cheese. Be hungry!
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