Washington DC Newseum

At the Newseum in Washington DC, immerse yourself in the culmination of five centuries of news history with up-to-date technology and hands-on exhibits. Explore seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services in a unique environment that takes you behind the scenes to see how and why news is made.

What You'll Do

Immerse yourself in the world’s greatest news stories at the Newseum in Washington DC. Try your hand as a photojournalist or reporter in the NBC interactive newsroom, where you can record your own newscast complete with cameras and teleprompters! Test your knowledge of current events at dozens of touch-screen game stations and interactive exhibits.
Stand in the shadow of eight original sections of the Berlin Wall or climb inside a 3-story East German guard tower. See original newspaper front pages showcasing some of the most famous headlines in history, from the 1500s through today. And don't miss a great view of the US Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue -- ‘America’s Main Street.’
The Newseum offers visitors a fun and interactive way to learn about how and why news is made. With exhibits spanning seven levels, there is something for people of all ages! To learn more about the fascinating permanent exhibits on display, see the Itinerary section below.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance



Voucher Requirements

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Departure Point

Pennsylvania Avenue

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Departure Point: Pennsylvania Avenue

"Loved this museum. We spent..."

September 14, 2017 - 

Loved this museum. We spent hours there looking over all the exhibits. There's so much to see and interact with. Can't recommend this museum enough!

"The is an amazing museum..."

August 27, 2017 - 

The is an amazing museum - so much to do and see! My kids loved it too.

"Third time visiting this museum..."

August 14, 2017 - 

Third time visiting this museum and it never fails to entertain me! Great that they change some of the exhibits. Makes it a great location for return visits! 16 year old loved it all.

"I really enjoyed it. the..."

August 14, 2017 - 

I really enjoyed it. the view on the upper level is fantastic. there were several of the interactive stations that had broken or missing parts -I don't know how often these are checked. otherwise, this was well worth the time and I would go back.

"We loved this museum and..."

August 8, 2017 - 

We loved this museum and spent hours there and didn't see it all. We will happily go back! 2 adults, a 17 and 12 year old Every exhibit is presented well.

"This hotel met all of..."

August 7, 2017 - 

This hotel met all of our expectations. Every person we encountered there, from the front desk people to the concierge to the cleaning people, etc was extremely friendly and helpful. It was clean and conveniently located within walking distance to Union Station and nearly all the museums, monuments, and buildings as well as lots of places to eat.

"Wow! A highlight of my..."

August 5, 2017 - 

Wow! A highlight of my trip to DC! The exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs was incredibly moving. On my next trip to DC, this will be my first stop!

"A brilliant museum . Needs..."

July 24, 2017 - 

A brilliant museum .
Needs more than one visit .
Cafe has really good food .

Only problem wasmuseum couldn't read viator barcode!

"Highly recommend this outstanding museum...."

May 31, 2016 - 

Highly recommend this outstanding museum. Loved the Vietman special exhibit and the 9/11 memorial as well. Could have spent hours in the room with all the newspaper covers year by year. Plan a minimum of 2 hours. 4 would be best.

"Fantastic museum-----so much to see,..."

December 20, 2015 - 

Fantastic museum-----so much to see, they let you have a 2 day pass. Well done, well-organized. The cafe food is excellent and portions are huge. Will visit this museum again when in DC.
I wish all students could see the Civil Rights exhibit.

"The Air and Space Museum..."

September 2, 2015 - 

The Air and Space Museum was wonderful. If you go, try to get there early and take a tour -- they are nominal 90 min but ours was over 2 hours. Great tour guide.

"A great place to visit...."

September 1, 2015 - 

A great place to visit. Perhaps pricey admissions, but well worth the experience. Lots of helpful folks to assist and direct. Well laid out and orderly. Definitely do it from the top down, but hit the 4D movie first. For the news junkie, it could be an all day affair.

"Great place to visit, very..."

August 26, 2015 - 

Great place to visit, very informative, and my two kids ages 15 and 8 Loved it. A must go if you're in DC. Btw on Sunday you have free parking, no meters YourWelcome

"The Newseum was great....it wasn't..."

August 10, 2015 - 

The Newseum was great....it wasn't that crowded so viewing the exhibits was easy. I get the concept of the building itself NEWS needs to be transparent!

"This was simply tickets to..."

May 11, 2015 - 

This was simply tickets to enter, so we appreciated having paid ahead of time.

"Absolutely outstanding...."

May 6, 2015 - 

Absolutely outstanding.

"This was an excellent museum,..."

April 27, 2015 - 

This was an excellent museum, I especially enjoyed the exibition of the pictures of the year.

"What a great place to..."

December 14, 2014 - 

What a great place to go to! Be prepared to spend the whole day there as there is a lot to see and enough time to actually see it. One of the exhibits worth noting is the FBI exhibit. Want to see the house that the "unabomber" lived in?? I was literally blown away by being able to touch the Berlin wall without traveling to Germany?? Head to the Washington DC Newseum! 3 it!

"Loved it..."

October 25, 2014 - 

Loved it

"We spent about 4 hours..."

July 22, 2014 - 

We spent about 4 hours and I could still go back for more. So many interactive things for my kids (8, 10, and 11) and so many cool artifacts. We absolutely loved it!

"Absolutely fantastic museum. Highly interactive..."

July 10, 2014 - 

Absolutely fantastic museum. Highly interactive and we could've spent a lot longer than the three hours we spent there. The design of the museum is beautiful, but I found the layout to be confusing and circuitous from floor to floor. My kids especially loved the 4D movie. My favorite part was the timeline display of all the newspapers, absolutely fascinating. We would definitely go back!

"Great information. I went with..."

July 8, 2014 - 

Great information. I went with my teenage son and he enjoyed it too. We were visiting from Australia.

"I loved this museum. I..."

March 3, 2014 - 

I loved this museum. I got to touch the Berlin Wall, walk through the Anchorman Exhibit, and see hundreds of news articles! The entrance ticket even allowed me to come back the next day (which is so worth it because you need many hours to cover everything).

"Totally a wonderful experience ,..."

January 3, 2014 - 

Totally a wonderful experience , love how it is set up and you can linger as long as you want in any area. We throughly enjoyed our time spent in the Newseum, the highlight of our trip!


January 2, 2014 - 


"Very interesting. need a good..."

November 21, 2013 - 

Very interesting. need a good day to see all. Need more organisation in cafeteria during busy periods.

"Wonderful exhibits with great staff..."

November 1, 2013 - 

Wonderful exhibits with great staff to help out. Food in restuarants on ground floor, just ok.

"Educational and interesting particularly to..."

September 16, 2013 - 

Educational and interesting particularly to 'Baby Boomers'. Artifacts such as a section of the Berlin Wall and the communication tower that sat a top the World Trade Center are on display. It brings you behind the news and pays tribute to those who have taken great personal risk to report it over the years. Great museum.

"The most fascinating exhibit ever..."

September 9, 2013 - 

The most fascinating exhibit ever seen! On Penn ave. minutes from the White House and Capitol.

U.S.A. presents its history as seen through the media lens with brilliance and panache.

If you only see one museum in Washington, this is it!!

"On a week day this..."

August 24, 2013 - 

On a week day this museum is not crowded. Our pre booked tickets were handy but not necessary since there was not much of a crowd.Therefore the experience was good. One could easily spent half a day seeing the exhibits ,

"Amazing. My husband, boys and..."

July 22, 2013 - 

Amazing. My husband, boys and I spent two days there and learned so much about our history and the mediums that have preserved it. Some exhibits were tough to take in - particularly the 9/11 exhibit - but these are our nation's stories.

"The Newseum is an awe..."

May 4, 2013 - 

The Newseum is an awe inspiring display of everything newsworthy. My only disappointment was with Viator. When we arrived at the Newseum we found that if we had purchased tickets there, instead of on line with Viator we could have gotten the Senior rate and saved some money.

"Newseum is a wonderful and..."

April 10, 2013 - 

Newseum is a wonderful and different museum experience. Recent history as told through reporting provides something for everyone. Although be cautious of graphic content for younger children.


March 12, 2013 - 


"A lot of great collection..."

February 19, 2013 - 

A lot of great collection of NEWS!! One can easily spend an entire day in the Nuseum!

"Viator made it very easy..."

January 27, 2013 - 

Viator made it very easy for us to breeze through the line, in order to enter this museum. I would recommend that everyone go through Viator for all of your tours and I hope that this review will make it easier for the next person to experience such a magnificent museum such as this.

"A must when visiting Washington...."

October 14, 2012 - 

A must when visiting Washington. Needs two days.

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