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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20001
History Museum, MuseumToday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PMSaturday 9AM–5PMSunday 9AM–5PMMonday 9AM–5PMTuesday 9AM–5PMWednesday 9AM–5PMThursday 9AM–5PM
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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High-tech museum exploring journalism's past, present & future via interactive exhibits & films.- Google
"The Pulitzer Prize photo gallery could be a worthy museum in and of itself."
"Even though it is not free in a city of free museums, it is very interesting."
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Not Sure
a week ago
This is a well designed museum with great exhibits. The price is extremely high. But that's because the museum is "for-profit" museum. Most museums in the DC area are free since they are tax-funded. Still, though, it's a great place.
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Mike McKernan
2 months ago
This is a superb museum. Very educational and very mission-focused to inform the public on the role of journalism in our society. I was stunned by the quality of the exhibits and the significance of the artifacts on display. Like the news, the exhibits do not pull any punches or paint anything in rosy tones. The story is the story. The current exhibit on the FBI is a fascinating look into many of the most notable cases in the history of the Bureau including the Lindbergh kidnapping and the many recent cases of domestic terrorism - Oklahoma City, Unabomber, 9/11, Times Square, Boston Marathon...
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Bryant Ho
2 months ago
News Musuem is fantastic. Very powerful exhibits depending on the era or historic moment that is of interest to you. Nice that it has a lot of videos and some handful interactive activities as well. Please note there is an entrance fee for this DC Musuem. But we'll worth it in my opinion.
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Sonja Richardson
3 months ago
Get here early! We arrived with not a whole lot of an idea of what we were getting into. We had been told by several people to check it out and had looked at the website, but it went beyond what we imagined. There are a lot of really powerful pictures and really interesting stories. There is also a piece of the Berlin Wall here and the antenna from the World Trade Center. It does cost to get in, but one of the really nice things about your ticket is that it will let you in for two consecutive days. If you take your time and really enjoy everything, you will need the two days. We were also really impressed with how friendly and helpful all the staff was. They asked us about ourselves at the bag check and gave us some good advice on places to stop a little longer based on our interests. They also have us for information for follow up things like contact cards for the curator and the education director.
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In a city with so many free attractions, it's hard to cough up the entrance for yet another museum. However, this one is extremely well done. Definitely budget enough time to read and see everything; there's a wealth of material here.
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Emily Goodin
a month ago
All-around great museum with the best cafeteria by far, especially for vegetarians. I don't have much to add beyond what others have said about the museum - it is great from top to bottom. We could easily have spent a day and a half at this museum. You might feel silly going to the "4D" movie (3D plus reactive chairs), but do it! Very nicely done. We visited every exhibit and watched most but not all of the videos. (Make sure you notice the small "theaters" in the News History gallery.) The cafeteria had some excellent options for vegetarians (for example, butternut-apple soup, spinach artichoke ravioli, green beans, other vegetables, plus the usual pizza and veggie burger). It was pricey but worth it. Oh - I almost forgot about the coat check. SO glad they offered that - I don't like having to keep track of my coat.
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Claudette Wilkins
2 months ago
Loved this museum and it was worth every penny. It was very informative and great for all members of the family. WARNING: If you are going here I suggest you clear your schedule because you will want to spend you day viewing the 6 floors they offer.
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Richard Legendre
2 months ago
Newseum is great for news junkies and historians to spend hours, if bit days in. For anyone else, is it's a great morning or afternoon visit. This museum covers worldwide news going back hundreds of years. From news paper front pages going back two hundred years, to old video footage from Vietnam, to the todays front pages from each state, moving exhibits on 9/11 and the fall of the Berlin wall. But also FYI for kids with a helicopter in the main room, hands on interactive exhibits and star in your own newscast to share on YouTube. Being a news junkie, I knew I'd enjoy the museum and did very much so. But I was surprised by how much my two kids (5 and 2) enjoyed it. So much so that they want to go back. The important thing to note is that the Newseum is not the Smithsonian; therefore, it costs to enter, $23 per adult. That's a hefty price to pay in a city where amazing museums are free. So, if you plan to visit, allot the proper time to not waste your money. It is worth the cost of admission, but you need to have the time to spend. Tip: If you have a Bank of America credit card, you can take advantage of the "Museums on Us" program. The first full weekend of the month get one free admission per card.
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