Newseum

Museum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 292-6100
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • See the door that led to Nixon's resignation at the Newseum and visit the exclusive Watergate complex of shops and condominiums in Foggy Bottom. -- Green Guide Editor
  • One of the top destinations in DC. Plan on spending the day, if you get tired, here are numerous small theaters showing films where you can rest your weary feet.
  • Newseum numbers: 250,000 sq. ft., 35,000 historic newspaper front pages, 15 theaters, 8 sections of the Berlin Wall (each is 3 tons), First Amendment tablet on Pennsylvania Ave. is 50 tons of marble.
  • Love watching and reading the news? Go to this news/journalism museum. Must-see are the Electronic Window (display of breaking news from around the world) and the display of newspaper front pages.
  • 6th floor has great view for photos!
  • Visit the exhibits...
  • Interested in the original gate scandal? The Nixon Watergate tapes are accessible to the public and kept in an archives facility in College Park, Maryland. -- Green Guide Editor
  • The collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs is amazing, as are historical artifacts like pieces from the Berlin Wall.
  • Make sure to "be a reporter" on the 2nd floor
  • The bathroom walls have old headlines from newspapers that are incorrect or mean something different than intended!
  • My favorite museum in DC. Totally worth paying for it!
  • Don't miss the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. It is a very moving experience. A comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and interviews with many of the photographers.
  • Or jump on the metro to the Archives stop and see the widely acclaimed Newseum (newseum.org; 14 adult/ 8 child) a stunning interactive world of news and information.
  • On June 13th, Mitt Romney addressed the Business Roundtable's Quarterly Meeting, outlining the agenda he would pursue in his first 100 days in office. http://NBCpolitics.com
  • Best view of the Capitol from 6th floor.
  • Enjoy newseum after hours!
  • Host a White House press conference or your own newscast in the NBC News interactive newsroom. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Visit the Journalists' Memorial, browse the archives, take a photo of yourself from the balcony with the Canadian Embassy and U.S. Capitol in the background
  • If you become a member you'll be invited to exclusive events. I recently got to see Bob Schieffer, Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, the crew from Apollo 8, Dan Rather, Krishna Bharat, and even Jennifer Hu
  • Don't let the price scare you! It is totally worth it! Best museum in DC!

Nearby places

6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW)
575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW)