Newseum of Washington DC
Washington DC, USA
- NBC News Interactive Newsroom: Step up to the mike and file an on-the-spot, on-deadline report, complete with cameras and teleprompters. Back to you, sis.
- 9/11 Gallery: See newspaper headlines of the fateful day from around the world, along with debris from the Twin Towers and stories of people who were there.
- New Media Gallery: The Internet and social networking have completely changed the way we get news. Go hands-on with digital storyboards, games, quizzes, and Twitter feeds.
- Berlin Wall: Read its graffiti and touch actual sections of the old communist barrier, one of the most important news stories of the 20th century, then explore a three-story German guard tower.
About this Washington DC tour
September 11, 2001. John F. Kennedy's Assassination. The Challenger disaster.
There are some news stories that you remember for the rest of your life, no matter how old you or where you were when they happened.
The Newseum is dedicated to helping you not just remember these stories, but understand their place in human history. From the very first newspapers to social media news apps, this modern museum touches on hidden elements of some of the most important events ever.
There's more here than just the events. What did they mean? Who covered them? Did they accurately represent events as they happened? And what were the stakes of bringing this information to the world? Reporting the news can be a deadly business, a fact relayed in impressive visual form at the two-story glass Journalists Memorial. Each year, the wall is inscribed with the names of reporters and photographers who gave their lives to bring the world the stories that they need to know.
From famous crime sprees to scientific breakthroughs to war and natural disaster, the Newseum covers lots of ground, literally: a quarter million square feet of experiences, memories, and artifacts from the stories that create our collective consciousness, along with printouts of every day's front pages from 70 international newspapers. In a world where things change so fast that it's hard to keep up, it's nice to have everything from the past 500 years in one place.
This just in:
The Newseum doesn't just exist to preserve the past: The museum is updated every day with one of the most technologically sophisticated communications systems around. Over 100 miles of fiber optic cable allow theaters, signage, and interactive displays to be changed in mere seconds. In the New York Times Gallery, a 90-foot-high screen shows the latest headlines from around the globe.
Please make your way to the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20001.
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.
All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no-shows or unused tickets. The tour is self-guided. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day.
Exhibits and store are fully wheelchair accessible. Visitor Services maintains a limited number of wheelchairs, mobility scooters & walking aids that are available on a complimentary first-come, first-served basis at the coat check on Level 1.
Cultural, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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