The Newseum | Washington DC
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., on America’s Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfilling its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.
The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museum-goers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.
Galleries and Exhibits
The Newseum features 14 main exhibition galleries exploring news history, electronic news, photojournalism, world news and how the media have covered major historical events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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The Washington DC Power Pass includes admission to The Newseum in Washington DC.
A $21.95 value.
The Washington DC Power Pass is an attraction pass that includes admission to many popular Washington DC tourist attractions and tours - all for one low price. Washington DC Power Passes are available in 1, 2, 3, and 5 day durations.
The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 888/NEWSEUM (888/639-7386)
Hours of Operation:
The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.