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Newseum Blends High-Tech with Historical

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

“Visitors will come away with a better understanding of news and the important role it plays in all of our lives,” said Newseum Executive Director and Senior Vice President Joe Urschel. “The new Newseum is educational, inspirational and a whole lot of fun.”

Accessibility: The Newseum is a fully accessible facility. Assistive listening devices are available for some exhibits, and the visitors guide is available in Braille.

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9 am to 5 pm Daily;

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Big Bus Loop

Accessible by Yellow and Red loops


Accessible by Green and Yellow lines via Archives/Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter stop


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


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