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Museum and History Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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A top museum attraction in the heart of Washington, D.C. We champion the First Amendment through education, information and entertainment.


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    Ryan U.
    "TeamTRI Tip: one of the most moving & well done museums in DC."(10 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)
    Meghan P.
    "Make sure to look at the terrace on the sixth floor for a great view"(14 Tips)

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  • Ryan A.

    This place is old news

    Ryan Ambs · October 21
  • Meghan P.

    Try the news reporting booths on the second floor. Make sure to look at the terrace on the sixth floor for a great view

    Meghan Pratt · October 12
  • Maggie M.

    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.

    Maggie MacG · September 27
  • Sandra R.

    Both fun and powerful. 📰

    Sandra Rubinchik · September 26
  • Amol K.

    One of the best museums out there. You'll need a few hours.

    Amol K · September 22
  • Ance K.

    The view from top floor!!!

    Ance Kaleja · September 19
  • Kathryn L.

    The Berlin Wall exhibit is on the ground floor - worth a look!

    Kathryn Lindsay · September 6
  • Ksensei K.

    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$

    Ksensei K · September 5
  • Tristan T.

    Best museum in Washington. It's not free (25$ if I remember correctly) but it's worth it!

    Tristan Tran · September 1
  • Caleb H.

    Interesting concept. The scavenger hunt isn't the best.

    Caleb Hays · August 10
  • Daniel M.

    Very interactive and interesting for people of all ages.

    Daniel Mokin · July 25
  • Jared C.

    A little pricey considering all of the free museums. Follow the "recommended" path because the layout is weird.

    Jared Campbell · July 4
  • Dimitar V.

    If you want to experience the real spirit of politics and journalism in Washington, this is your place.

  • Ashley H.

    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

    Ashley Howe · July 2
  • Jaime W.

    Really great 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!

    Jaime Wojdowski · June 21
  • Eric L.

    Fun museum with lots of interactivity for kids.

    Eric Liu · June 2
  • Brad C.

    Very interesting displays of original pieces on major historic events. A bit slanted on opinion.

    Brad Carter · June 1
  • Barbora K.

    Love this place!

  • Alexander S.

    One of my favorite museums

    Alexander Stamey · April 19
  • Rachel

    Great museum! Very moving 9/11 exhibit.

    Rachel · April 14
  • Amal V.

    Creative... The picture gallery... Everything

    Amal Varty · April 14
  • Amal V.

    Amazing... Best museum I've seen

    Amal Varty · April 14
  • John C.

    Very cool look at news through the decades. The 9-11 wall is very emotional.

    John Cockerill · April 13
  • Iffat J.

    Was pretty neat. Way less crowded than the smithsonians but there's also an entrance fee. It is pretty pricey, so only go if you're really interested.

    Iffat Jokhio · April 6
  • Paddy

    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!

    Paddy · March 29
  • Norie W.

    Really interesting museum. Highly recommend. Plan to spend several hours here.

    Norie Wright · March 7
  • Mark J.

    Best museum in DC - interesting, original, relevant, and constantly updated.

    Mark J. · February 16
  • MisterEastlake

    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!

    MisterEastlake · February 12
  • MisterEastlake

    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

    MisterEastlake · February 12
  • Mariana L.

    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

    Mariana L · February 9
  • Marcel E.

    The baby boomers exhibit has Woz but it's missing Jobs...dropped the ball there.

    Marcel E · January 31
  • Wishmi S.

    Great Article. kids world | kids and children social network | kids chat

    Wishmi Sam · January 2
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    kids world | kids and children social network | kids chat

    Wishmi Sam · January 2
  • Alex D.

    Well worth the price of admission for anyone interested in history or politics.

    Alex Dobyan · November 28, 2014
  • Robin O.

    Fantastic museum. I was really impressed with how up to date the exhibits were with events from the last month. Well worth a visit.

    Robin Oldham · November 4, 2014
  • Kristine M.

    Amazing museum

    Kristine Merz · November 3, 2014
  • Corinne K.

    Lots of great stuff. Definitely worth a stop.:-)

    Corinne Kohler · October 25, 2014
  • Ryan S.

    Sooooo many amazing historical things to see here.

    Ryan Smith · October 19, 2014
  • Rebecca G.

    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.

    Rebecca Gishkariany · October 14, 2014
  • Miriam O.

    First time

    Miriam Oberstein · October 13, 2014
  • Kelly W.

    Must see especially the Berlin Wall and 911 sections

    Kelly Wheeler · October 12, 2014
  • Ryan K.

    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.

    Ryan K. · October 7, 2014
  • Derek Q.

    They have the keyboard behind on display in the first amendment exhibit.

    Derek Quinn · September 27, 2014
  • Newseum

    Giveaway alert! Check in at the Newseum and get a free squeezy microphone!

    Newseum · September 10, 2014
  • Robert P.

    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.

    Robert Packard · August 29, 2014
  • Joshua H.

    Best museum in DC, and worth the admission fee.

    Joshua Higgins · August 16, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    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.

    What's Good Here · August 12, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    Great museum dedicated to media

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    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

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Sophia K.

    Great museum! Pulitzer winning photos can be seen here!

    Sophia Klotsa Efstathiou · June 25, 2014

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