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Newseum of Washington DC

Newseum of Washington DC

From USD$23.50Per Hour


555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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The Newseum blends high-tech with history. With famous headlines from the past, moving images and powerful interactive exhibits, the Newseum lets you experience some of the biggest events in history.


  • Seven levels of galleries, theaters, shops
  • Fourteen major interactive galleries
  • Fifteen theaters – feature films that highlight the world’s greatest stories and moments 4-D theater – customized, high-tech, four-dimensional interactive features that take visitors to great news events of history in a “you-are-there” experience that combines museum-quality content with theme-park excitement.
  • 3 level restaurant – the Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • The Food Section-Food Court
  • Many award winning traveling exhibits

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. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.

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 fulfill 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. The Newseum also features a food court, two-level Newseum Store and a special entrance on the C Street side of the building for groups. In addition to the Newseum, the building includes a two-level, 24,000-square-foot conference center and a three-level restaurant, the Source by Wolfgang Puck.

View Our Permanent Exhibits Fourteen major galleries blend five centuries of news history, including the people, places and times, with up-to-the-second technology.

What’s Playing? The Newseum is one of the most technologically advanced museums in the world. The Newseum ordered 100 miles of fiber-optic cable to link up-to-the-second technologies that include electronic signage and interactive kiosks, two broadcast studios, 15 theaters and a 40-by-22-foot high-resolution media screen.

Additional Features The Hank Greenspun Terrace on Pennsylvania Ave treats visitors to panoramic views of the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall, unmatched by any other viewpoint. The view encompasses landmarks and monuments of American history, the U.S. Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution and the Washington Monument.

This 3,000-square-foot space features an 80-foot-long exhibit that traces the colorful history of Pennsylvania Ave and the important news events from protests to presidential inauguration parades that have taken place on America’s Main Street.

Visitors come away with a better understanding of news and the important role it plays in all of our lives. Get your eTickets today for the new Newseum. It is educational, inspirational and a whole lot of fun!

Operating Times:

The Newseum is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.


2+ hours

Booth Location:

Newseum- 555 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Intersection:

Pennsylvania Ave and Sixth St, N.W.,


The Newseum does not provide on-site visitor parking. Public parking garages are available nearby. Rates and hours of operation vary.

Age Requirements:

Child Ticket: 7-18 years old


Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first-served basis. A free 20-page, full-color Newseum Visitors Guide is available at the admission desk. Photography is allowed only in designated areas. Food or drink is not allowed inside the exhibit areas, no outside food or bag lunches are allowed.