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Discover five centuries of news history at the Newseum, an interactive museum of news and journalism in Washington, DC. Explore seven floors of galleries, theaters and interactive exhibits. See how the Civil War changed journalism in America and follow the story as Americans did in the 1860s. Peruse the largest collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. Find out how the FBI fights crime in an age of global terrorism and cybercrime. Also, check out the 4-D film experience “I-Witness” and take a shot at delivering the news in the Interactive Newsroom.

Highlights

  • 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

As one of the top attractions in Washington, DC, the Newseum is a dynamic, engaging and interactive museum that allows visitors to experience the stories of yesterday and today through the eyes of the media, while celebrating the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the First Amendment.

With this admission ticket, enjoy seven floors of galleries, theaters and interactive exhibits.

There’s “1965: Civil Rights at 50,” which is part of a changing exhibit exploring the relationship between the news media and the civil rights movement in the 1960s. See the stories, images and historic front pages that detailed the events. In the 9/11 gallery, explore the catastrophic hours of Sept. 11, 2001, and the incredible challenges that faced those journalists who were attempting to report the news to a despondent nation and world during and after the attacks.

That is a very small sampling.

Also, see a wide variety of films, including the popular I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure and many more. Then take a shot as a photojournalist or reporter in the Interactive Newsroom. There are also dozens of touch-screen game stations, plus events and programs that are updated on a regular basis.

Itinerary


Customer Reviews

Ellen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic museum-----so much to see, they let you have a 2 day pass. Well done, well-organized. The cafe food is excellent and portions are huge. Will visit this museum again when in DC.
I wish all students could see the Civil Rights exhibit.

William B

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

Carolyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Anne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Absolutely outstanding.

Sharlena D

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!

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it

Angelia M

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!

Robb P

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!

Noelle C

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.

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