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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20001
History Museum, MuseumToday 9AM–5PM
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High-tech museum exploring journalism's past, present & future via interactive exhibits & films.- Google
"The layout was great and the people working there are super helpful."
"The use of the space is poor and the old Newseum was far better experience."
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Evan Brody
a month ago
Excellent museum shows the history of journalism from the first printing presses through today's newspapers from around the world (updated daily). If you are interested in current events or anything from the past 100 years, you will find it here. There is even part of the Berlin Wall, in a section describing coverage of its fall, and Cold War censorship in Eastern Europe. In addition, The FBI has moved its exhibits here, including artifacts from the Lindbergh Kidnapping, 1930's gangsters, the Patty Hearst case, Waco, the Unabomber, and 9/11. Don't forget the sections on freedom of the press, including photos of the hundreds of reporters killed worldwide trying to get the truth told to the public. If you are the type of person who could spend hours on Wikipedia reading about historical events, you should allow at least half a day here!
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Allan Wang
2 months ago
An important addition to the museum offerings of our national capitol, this place takes energy and commitment to fully appreciate. There is a lot to experience. That being said, the building, layout, variety of media, and fact that entrance ticket is good for a couple/few days, helps a lot. It is nice to see a formal place to recognize and remember the impact, and potential, of The Fourth Estate in democracy and our country's history.
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Jim Barton
a week ago
An amazing collection of papers over the years. Very interesting to see the development of "news" as a genre, how it has been promoted and repressed how it has been used as propaganda. Technology is not forgotten as it changed news from a weekly circular via daily to multiple daily broadcasts to almost instant. All of this is presented in interesting ways. Then you can read today's front pages from around USA and the world. We spent a day!
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Frank Williams
in the last week
The Newseum gives a awesome experience by showcasing the news from a variety of aspects and celebrates the distinguished members of the fourth estate. More people should visit and get a wholistic view of what real media is all about, holding today infotainers to shame.
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Chris Lundquist
a month ago
Pretty interesting. I really like how interestingly this museum is structured. You enter on the ground floor, take a glass elevator to the top, getting to see the unique construction of the building and its exhibits, and then you head downward through the various floors back toward the entrance. There are a lot of great displays that really drive home how valuable journalism has been in shaping the course of events throughout both American and global history. I knew a lot of the basic historical threads they were spotlighting, but the details that the museum delves into are quite fascinating. The collection of front pages from that day's news from around the country and the world is great to see as well. I went using some free tickets I'd received at another event, so that may have positively colored my overall experience. With a regular ticket price of $23, I'm not sure this would be one of my first choices on a visit to DC, especially given the wealth of free Smithsonian options right nearby.
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Matt R
a month ago
In my opinion this is the best private (paid) museum in DC and one of the best overall (which is saying a lot considering it competes with the Smithsonians). The exhibits are fascinating and in some cases (think 9/11) really heartwrenching. If you have forgotten the necessity of a free press in our democracy, or perhaps weren't aware of its necessity, this place will remind you. They should sell newspaper subscriptions at the front door. Everyone would get one.
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Justin Boehm
in the last week
This is six levels of news at a museum. The layout was great and the people working there are super helpful. They have really worked to put together a great selection of exhibits.
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christina rousse
a month ago
Really nice if you like to be informed. I really the exhibition about the berlin wall and the one about 9/11. Dont forget to go at the 6th level to take pictures of pennsylvania avenue from outside.