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“Fascinating look at news and journalism”
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Newseum
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US$24.27*
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Newseum Admission in Washington, DC
Ranked #13 of 439 things to do in Washington DC
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that increase understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you'll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

As a journalist myself I had to stop by and visit Newseum when in Washington. It offers a brilliant insight in to how the news has evolved and also how events have been covered.

The entrance fee is slightly high in my opinion but it is worth a trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachaeldp
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a history museum, as told by the journalists who reported or photgraphed the events. Many of the displays dealt with events I remembered, and it made a big impression. Take your time, and take a break on the gallery on the top floor for a view of Washington if you need a break. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg G
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

The food in the cafe is good and reasonably priced. The Pulitzer Prize for Photography exhibit is superb and evokes many emotions. There are news articles of current events as well as those from the past. The First Dogs are fun and the Vietnam War exhibit is emotionally draining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stucktravel
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

You have to pay for admission. If it was free I would only recommend going for the basement cafeteria. After eating, leave for a museum about our national heritage or those who anonomously sacrificed their lives for the cause of liberty.

Seven floors and 450 million dollars of how the press / media believes it has created history. And only certain mainstream members are aggrandized here.

A couple exhibits were actually decent press history; news paper making, live TV production, war correspondence. But they were too few.

Yes, there is a section of the Berlin Wall. But the press didn't do the hard work; millions suffering under failed socialist ideology and diplomacy on the side of liberty were the hard work. I don't remember the press even being the cheer leader for the nine years political diplomacy.

And yes there is a car that belonged to some deranged Times Square bomber. But an observant lawman (not distracted by the flashing news media lights of times square) averted the deadly attack.

Perhaps I just don't get it.

Skip it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SurfDiveSkiHuntCamp
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

LOVED this museum. I planned on spending two or three hours here. I spent four hours and I could have stayed longer. Plan your entire day around this museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
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