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Newseum, Washington, District of Columbia

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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  • Visited: 2013-12-01
  • Submitted: 2013-12-30 15:26:56.0
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A Must-Do in DC

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Don't miss the touch-screens that teach what it's like to be a photographer or reporter. Also, make sure to take your turn at the Newseum TV news desk upstairs. Lots of fun.

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  • Visited: 2013-02-01
  • Submitted: 2013-04-03 20:23:56.0
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* Some of the news is of course graphic or age inappropriate so for the most part we tried to stay ahead of our kids to steer them in the right area * Lots of school kids here. Follow their lead and bring a packed lunch to save a few bucks. There is an on-site cafeteria but prices aren't low.

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If you know you only have one day for this museum, purchase the family four pack (with additional kids tickets if needed. It's good for that day only. If you can take two days then purchase the regular tickets which are good for both days. We wish we would have packed a picnic lunch to eat on the National Mall-- the food is ok at the museum cafe but rather pricey. Lesson learned!

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Submitted by: Beth B.

Our family (My husband and I and 2 kids - Sr. in high school daughter and freshman in high school son) visited Washington DC the end of October since I felt like I would have to give back my mom card if my daughter graduated from high school without visiting Washington DC.  Let me just say, we are not a particularly intellectual family and my kids were not super thrilled that we were going to DC to vist "a bunch of museums and monuments". I'm not sure where I went wrong, but that's another story. This museum was the highlight of our trip. For a family of 4, you spend just over $50 for a two-day pass. We were really tired the first afternoon we visited - we had just finished our death march from the early am ...

Submitted by: Nancy H.

I have lived in Maryland all of my life but never appreciated the museums---until NOW.  This new addition to the DC museum circuit is a MUST-GO.  This place is amazing and this is a consensus among all who go there. It is a place that is constantly changing with the times as they put the new set of front pages outside their doors every morning.  The view from the top is spectacular.   My favorite exhibits-- 1.  FRONT PAGES- you can read all the front pages from history back to the very first "newspapers".  It's so unbelievable to be reading the actual papers from those points in history- I read the newspaper where Lincoln set the slaves free and the newspaper that reports on the sinking of the Titanic.   2. ...

Submitted by: Debra H.

Freinds had highly recommended a stop at the Newseum and I'm so glad we did.  This place is stunning and kept us going for several hours yesterday.  I can't say enough about every staff member we encountered.  So helpful and knowledgeable.  We took one of the tours at entry and got a feel for all of the exhibits and things to see and do there.   About halfway through our visit we stopped at the cafeteria (Wolfgang Puck I think).  Good food and healthy options. Again, the staff went out of there way to be kind, helpful and was this place clean.  Especially after about 40 school kids had just finished eating lunch there. Tickets are good for two days, we are heading back for another hour or so to finish off se...

Submitted by: Juliet S.

This might just be my new favorite museum in D.C. I put off visiting the Newseum for quite a long time - after all, with nothing but free places all over the city, I felt I didn't need to actually pay to go anywhere museum-esque. But the money spent is TOTALLY worth it to come here. As the name implies, the Newseum is anything and everything news-related. The walkway inside is lined with the front-page of the day from dozens of international newspapers - a neat aspect to enjoy before even entering. There are so many amazing things about this place, so I'll pick a few highlights. *Top floor - the terrace overlooking the city. Quite arguably one of the best views in the city. As you walk around, plaques along ...

Submitted by: John H.

An awesome place to visit. If you have kids take them, you won't regret it and they won't f...

Submitted by: Kasumi L.

Ok.. I spent three hours here and I'd just like to say....why is everyone saying this is the best museum they have ever been to?? As an avid museum goer, I think it's safe to say that there are many other museums out there that are SO MUCH BETTER than this one. The Hiroshima Peace Museum for one, the Holocaust Museum?? I'm confused. The hype surrounding this museum misled me. It's just a bunch of pictures blown up... ones that you can find on the internet, for free. The cost of admission is about $20 and it's a rip off. Here are some thoughts that popped through my head as I walked through the museum.... this is a shrine to propaganda, I feel like everyone in this museum is being brain washed, I'm lost, wher...

Submitted by: Julie H.

Wow. After a whirlwind vacation - 5 days in DC followed by 5 days in NYC - I can honestly say that our hands-down, absolute favorite museum was the Newseum. We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids ages 10 and 13. After reading several of the reviews here we planned on being at the museum at opening time. Good call. It was like we had the place to ourselves. Loved the layout, the openness. I just don't get the complaints about the aesthetics of the place. Yes, this is a heavy text museum. What museum isn't? I personally thought that the museum designers did a fabulous job of mixing the graphics, still photos, text, and interactives in a way that you didn't really tire of anything quickly. Both our children...

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