Address
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
phone: 888-639-7386
e-mail: info@newseum.org
web: www.newseum.org
Hours
The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Admissions
Adults (19 to 64) $21.95 plus tax Seniors (65+), military and students with valid ID $17.95 plus tax Youth (7 to 18) $12.95 plus tax Children (6 and younger) Free
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Jonathan Thompson, Media Relations Coordinator
phone: 202-292-6353

Description

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 museumgoers 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 Executive Director Emeritus Joe Urschel. "The new Newseum is educational, inspirational and a whole lot of fun."

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.

Mission

The Newseum educates the public about the value of a free press in a free society and tells the stories of the world's important events in unique and engaging ways. In its prominent location on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the Newseum blends 500 years of news history, up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits for a one-of-a-kind museum experience. The Newseum is funded by the Freedom Forum and, while independent of any media companies, receives additional support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours