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Newseum, Washington DC

Newseum - Washington DC, District of Columbia
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555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001Map
+1 888 639 7386/+1 202 292 6100
Neighborhood: Downtown
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

As the name suggests, the Newseum is a seven-story showcase of everything you've ever wanted to know about the news. It's one of the coolest museums in the city and manages to hit the mark with both kids and adults (it also happens to be a favorite of the Obama girls). A series of well-organized exhibits tell the story of the journey news takes from the reporter who records it to the TV anchor who breaks it. The scope is impressive—you can see everything from an antique microphone to every photograph that's ever won a Pulitzer Prize. The interactive newsroom is cheesy, but kids love playing reporter on camera. The 90-foot atrium where breaking news from around the world is broadcast is cool, but we find the Berlin Wall Gallery, with its portions of the original wall and stories of how news helped topple it, fascinating.

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By 38330589@twitter.user | Posted 09/01/10
  Great hands on museum for school age kids  
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Newseum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Science & Technology, Other, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, discover, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Archieves Metro
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3 rd most recommended thing to do in Washington DC, DC