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Newseum

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Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Rebecca G.
    "Great Berlin Wall and 911 World Trade Center exhibition."(13 Tips)
    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"(5 Tips)
    Laura C.
    "The Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit on the main floor is amazing."(4 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 4, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaJuly 26, 2016
    A museum about news is very captivating ! The fall of the Berlin Wall to 911 and the first news gazettes to be published ! The view from the top is the best on Pennsylvania ave!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 27, 2016
    Great place, don't miss the VR experience, the studio tour and the history of how newspapers shaped the nation. Pullitzer prize exhibit also cool.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GishkarianyOctober 14, 2014
    Even though it's not one of the many free museums in DC, it's worth it. Great Berlin Wall and 911 World Trade Center exhibition.
  • 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.
  • Brommabo
    BrommaboJanuary 24, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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$
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MernaJanuary 30, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.October 7, 2014
    I've been many times and this is still a great museum. With so many free museums in the area, you might wonder if it's worth it. It is.
  • 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.
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    The 250,000-square-foot museum offers visitors a cutting-edge experience, blending news history with up-to-the-minute technology and interactive exhibits.
  • 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.
  • Robin O.
    Robin OldhamNovember 4, 2014
    Fantastic museum. I was really impressed with how up to date the exhibits were with events from the last month. Well worth a visit.
  • Bill H.
    Bill HunterMay 5, 2014
    Loved the newseum. Lots of cool displays. Give yourself plenty of time though. It's not free and they close at 5. All tickets are good for 2 days.
  • 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
  • Pete D.
    Pete DeCarolisJune 3, 2016
    Absolutely worth the price of admission; the exhibitions can be quite powerful. Great that tickets includes a next-day visit at no charge.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jack M.
    Jack MarshJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Sally R.
    Sally RichardsonApril 1, 2016
    Great lunch spot in Washington. The museum is worth the money! Loved the Berlin Wall exhibit.
  • 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.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BarilaAugust 27, 2012
    News Corp employees get in free. Apart from all the awesome news history, the cafeteria is surprisingly good. They have a wood oven for pizza.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJune 17, 2016
    Although admission is $22 for adults, it's worth it for anyone interested in journalism. Very complete coverage of press/society interaction!
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleSeptember 17, 2013
    Standing between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Newseum is a perfect venue for conferences and special events.
  • Sofía S.
    Sofía SyntaxxAugust 30, 2013
    Worthwhile way to spend the day. The photography and Berlin Wall exhibits were my personal favorites.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    See the door that led to Nixon's resignation at the Newseum and visit the exclusive Watergate complex of shops and condominiums in Foggy Bottom. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Derek Q.
    Derek QuinnSeptember 27, 2014
    They have the keyboard behind ThinkSecret.com on display in the first amendment exhibit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Summer H.
    Summer HoyaMay 16, 2012
    "Hands down the most epic and engaging museum. see how 9/11 was covered around the world, journalism in other countries, movies, Hurricane Katrina- spent a day here my sophomore year"- Lisa, NHS'14
  • Reaux P.
    Reaux PackardAugust 29, 2014
    Unlike most museums, you have to pay to get in here. Still, admission is worth the cost once you see the multiple stories of amazing exhibits.
  • Cicely L.
    Cicely LOctober 22, 2016
    Will definitely return. Favorites were the PA Ave view, the 9/11 display, the Berlin Wall display and the presidential dogs!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 26, 2013
    The collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs is amazing, as are historical artifacts like pieces from the Berlin Wall.
  • 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!
  • Will L.
    Will LonghiniJuly 31, 2013
    Be sure to check out the view of Pennsylvania Avenue on the 6th floor!Go early on Sunday morning as it's fairly empty then.
  • Meghan P.
    Meghan PrattOctober 12, 2015
    Try the news reporting booths on the second floor. Make sure to look at the terrace on the sixth floor for a great view
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerJanuary 1, 2016
    This museum was awesome! Give yourself plenty of time to see all the different levels.
  • Jose N.
    Jose NaninJune 18
    Very interesting exhibits! Gorgeous building.. inside and out! Go to mezzanine for outside view of Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Alan L.
    Alan LiuMarch 31, 2014
    Please plan a day to visit from the top level to the ground. The news studio is really amazing
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 7, 2015
    Really interesting museum. Highly recommend. Plan to spend several hours here.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CarterJune 1, 2015
    Very interesting displays of original pieces on major historic events. A bit slanted on opinion.
  • 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.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JJuly 7, 2012
    The Pulitzer Prize Winners exhibit on photography is fantastic. Every photo that's won since 1942 is featured with descriptions of many of them.
  • Caryl L.
    Caryl LyonsJuly 24, 2012
    The view from the 6th floor is amazing. Make sure you watch the 9-11 movie next to the antenna - it is very moving.
  • Brook E.
    So, so good. Really enjoyed the news history gallery and the Pulitzer Prize photo gallery. Left wishing I had more time there.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerNovember 22, 2011
    My favorite part is the enormous hall with pullout shelves of historic front pages, from colonial america up until a couple months ago.
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.March 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • 💜Shellie 💋 M.
    This place was awesome, one visit is definitely not enough. I will definitely be back just so much to see. 😍😘💜
  • 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.
  • Tara N.
    Tara NaughtonMay 9, 2014
    Nikon Pictures of the Year exhibit is the best- bottom floor. And the foam microphone in the gift shop is lots of fun!
  • Sumegha C.
    Sumegha ChaudhryDecember 9, 2013
    One of the best museums ever! Love the Berlin War gallery and Pulitzer Prize photos and WTC coverage.
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MastisMarch 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokFebruary 15, 2016
    Worth the entrance fee. FBI exhibit, Vietnam exhibit and pulitzer price photos where all great!
  • Ана Л.
    Even only reading best daily headlines from newspapers in the showcases on the building will leave you entertained 😁
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 17, 2016
    During the month of August, the Newseum will host a ticketed evening series celebrating Brazilian culture with food and drink specials, live music, and more.
  • Ree-An A.
    Ree-An AJune 18, 2011
    A real feast for the eyes: textures, attention to detail, installations, environmental graphics, photography... Visual artists would be delighted :-)
  • Sophie E.
    Sophie EvangelistiDecember 15, 2015
    One of the best museums I've been in! Amazing exhibits, especially the Vietnam Reporting Exhibit.
  • Diane T.
    The Berlin Wall is a great exhibit. Also the story about 911.
  • Tristan T.
    Tristan TranSeptember 1, 2015
    Best museum in Washington. It's not free (25$ if I remember correctly) but it's worth it!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CarmichaelJanuary 20, 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit on the main floor is amazing. Definitely my favorite museum in DC.
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PApril 2, 2014
    The 9/11 and interactive anchor exhibit are a must! I would allot 2.5-3 hours here!
  • Marc
    MarcJune 2
    Love this place. Great exhibits and tons of information. The news casting simulation are awesome.
  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherDecember 26, 2012
    Yes, it is a paid museum, but totally worth the ticket--$20 gets you in for two days, so take your time!
  • Esteban V.
    I really enjoyed this place. Very interactive and if you like journalism this is must while in D.C.
  • Marin M.
    Marin MangunoApril 8, 2016
    Loved the history and headlines. Pulitzer Prize willing photos and there stories were my favorite
  • Robyn G.
    Robyn GrossbergFebruary 10
    Incredible museum focused on First Amendment rights as played out through the media since the beginning of American history.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MurphyJuly 13, 2011
    Your ticket is good for 2 days- which is good, because you'll need that much time to get through everything. New favorite DC attraction.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJune 22, 2012
    Soviet spies once passed along microfilm inside hollowed-out coins. Somehow, one found its way into the pocket change of a newspaper delivery person and is on display here. Read more
  • Shoshana S.
    Shoshana SchillerMay 18, 2010
    The best museum in D.C. and your ticket is good for two days -- and it's worth the return trip. I'd list my favorite exhibits, but it would be every one.
  • Ranim
    RanimAugust 29, 2016
    Like it. Informative and organized. Probably will take 4-5hrs to check it all
  • Angela M.
    Angela MillareApril 22, 2013
    Be prepared to be affected by the 9/11 exhibit- totally worth the entrance fee alone. Trust me, a must see!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    Favorite museum. I've been numerous times and there is always something new to see.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CFebruary 4
    Lady Gaga's meat dress. Go for free during Bank of America 1st full weekend of the month w/ BOA debit card.
  • Joan E.
    Joan EisenstodtAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Read the wall tiles in restrooms - and laugh. .. In irony for more than obvious reason.
  • kathleen w.
    kathleen watsonDecember 1, 2013
    Could not see everything in one day-not to worry. The entry fee allows two days visit!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellJuly 4, 2015
    A little pricey considering all of the free museums. Follow the "recommended" path because the layout is weird.
  • Wired
    WiredAugust 23, 2012
    An experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
  • Renato K.
    Renato KogaAugust 9, 2013
    Vista sensacional do Capitólio! Não deixe de ver os terminais com a capa de vários jornais do mundo inteiro, edição do dia!
  • Christian R.
    Christian R.June 8, 2016
    Vielfältige Ausstellungen, momentan über den Vietnamkrieg, die Bürgerrechtsbewegung, den Präsidentschaftswahlkampf u.v.m.
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