5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum

At the Newseum in Washington DC, immerse yourself in the culmination of five centuries of news history with up-to-date technology and hands-on exhibits. Explore seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services in a unique environment that takes you behind the scenes to see how and why news is made.


  • Admission ticket to the Newseum
  • Visit dozens of exhibits, films and interactive experiences
  • Stand in the shadow of eight original sections of the Berlin Wall
  • View the largest collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs
  • Shake, rattle and roll through "I-Witness!", a 4-D film experience
  • Give a live news update on camera in the Interactive Newsroom

What You Can Expect

Admission to Washington DC Newseum

Admission to the Washington DC Newseum

Immerse yourself in the world’s greatest news stories at the Newseum in Washington DC. Try your hand as a photojournalist or reporter in the NBC interactive newsroom, where you can record your own newscast complete with cameras and teleprompters! Test your knowledge of current events at dozens of touch-screen game stations and interactive exhibits.

Stand in the shadow of eight original sections of the Berlin Wall or climb inside a 3-story East German guard tower. See original newspaper front pages showcasing some of the most famous headlines in history, from the 1500s through today. And don't miss a great view of the US Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue -- ‘America’s Main Street.’

The Newseum offers visitors a fun and interactive way to learn about how and why news is made. With exhibits spanning seven levels, there is something for people of all ages! To learn more about the fascinating permanent exhibits on display, see the Itinerary section below.


Permanent exhibits:

The New York Times -- Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News
This soaring, 90-foot-high (27-meter) atrium showcases breaking news on its giant Electronic Window on the ‘World’ screen; the latest headlines are constantly updated on an electronic zipper. Suspended from above are two icons of modern news gathering and transmission – a satellite replica and a Bell helicopter.

News Corporation News History Gallery
At the gallery's center is a timeline that showcases the Newseum's extensive collection of historic newspapers and magazines. Within the timeline are 10 touch screens that offer interactive games, a database of journalists and close-up views of hundreds of publications.

NBC News Interactive Newsroom
The Interactive Newsroom gives visitors a chance to play the role of a reporter or photographer, complete with cameras and teleprompters.

9/11 Gallery — Chronicling an Attack on America
This gallery explores the horrendous events of Sept 11, 2001 and the extraordinary challenges that journalists faced while trying to report the news to a shaken nation and world.

Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery
This gallery traces news evolution through two 25-foot-high (7.6-meter) media walls featuring memorable images from TV news, a multimedia timeline, trends in digital news and a display devoted to pioneering broadcaster Edward R Murrow.

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
This gallery features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled, as well as interviews with many of the photographers.

Berlin Wall Gallery —A Barrier That Couldn't Block Information
The Berlin Wall was strong enough to stop a tank, but it couldn't stop news from getting into East Germany by word of mouth, smuggled messages or radio and television.

Cox Enterprises First Amendment Gallery
This gallery explores the role the Bill of Rights has played in expanding liberty and justice for everyone in the United States. It puts each of the five freedoms in historical context and provides perspective on what they mean to us more than 200 years after their creation.

Time Warner World News Gallery
In this gallery, a large map vividly illustrates the stark differences in press freedom around the world.

Pulliam Family Great Books Gallery
Four interactive kiosks allow zoom-in close-ups of many of the pages of some of history's most important texts and documents.

Today's Front Pages Gallery
This daily exhibit is part of the Newseum's mission to promote better public understanding of news and journalism.

Journalists Memorial
This gallery houses the Journalists Memorial, a soaring, 2-story glass structure bearing the names of reporters, photographers, editors and broadcasters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

ABC News Changing Exhibits Gallery
In this gallery are mounted exhibits that explore compelling topics and issues in more depth. Here are fresh takes on important news events, news-related anniversaries and emerging media trends.

Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue
This terrace offers a panoramic view of one of the most famous streets in the United States. The view encompasses landmarks and monuments of American history, including the US Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives and the Washington Monument.

The Bancroft Family Ethics Center
In the Ethics Center, interactive kiosks allow you to tackle real-life reporting dilemmas and see how journalists and other visitors responded. Or, you can challenge your friends to a fast-paced game on media ethics.

HP New Media Gallery
The 2,500-square-foot (762-sq-meter) HP New Media Gallery blends the latest in digital technology with the Newseum's critically acclaimed multimedia expertise to place visitors at the center of the news revolution.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great place to visit. Perhaps pricey admissions, but well worth the experience. Lots of helpful folks to assist and direct. Well laid out and orderly. Definitely do it from the top down, but hit the 4D movie first. For the news junkie, it could be an all day affair.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great place to visit, very informative, and my two kids ages 15 and 8 Loved it. A must go if you're in DC. Btw on Sunday you have free parking, no meters YourWelcome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent museum, I especially enjoyed the exibition of the pictures of the year.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What a great place to go to! Be prepared to spend the whole day there as there is a lot to see and enough time to actually see it. One of the exhibits worth noting is the FBI exhibit. Want to see the house that the "unabomber" lived in?? I was literally blown away by being able to touch the Berlin wall without traveling to Germany?? Head to the Washington DC Newseum! 3 it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We spent about 4 hours and I could still go back for more. So many interactive things for my kids (8, 10, and 11) and so many cool artifacts. We absolutely loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Absolutely fantastic museum. Highly interactive and we could've spent a lot longer than the three hours we spent there. The design of the museum is beautiful, but I found the layout to be confusing and circuitous from floor to floor. My kids especially loved the 4D movie. My favorite part was the timeline display of all the newspapers, absolutely fascinating. We would definitely go back!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great information. I went with my teenage son and he enjoyed it too. We were visiting from Australia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

I loved this museum. I got to touch the Berlin Wall, walk through the Anchorman Exhibit, and see hundreds of news articles! The entrance ticket even allowed me to come back the next day (which is so worth it because you need many hours to cover everything).
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