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See for yourself why the Newseum is a top destination in Washington, DC. The mission of the Newseum is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives.

The Newseum’s seven expansive levels feature unique artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia galleries. Experience thrilling stories of First Amendment freedoms in action and discover how they continue to shape and connect our world every day.

Newseum visitors can enjoy numerous shopping and dining options. The two-story Newseum Store features an array of books, apparel and unique gift items. Inside the Newseum, the Food Section by Wolfgang Puck offers an extensive selection of hot entrees, grilled and cold sandwiches, gourmet soups and more; and The Source by Wolfgang Puck, one of DC's most popular upscale restaurants, is adjacent to the museum.

Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 450
Capacity, Classroom-style: 205
Capacity, Theatre-style: 450
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 3500
Facility Amenities
ADA Compliant, Foreign Language Guides, Guided tours available, Private Tour, Educational Programming, ATM, ADA compliant
Group Minimum
Rate Type
Attraction Rates
$13 to $30
Length of Tour
1-2 Hours
Membership Discounts, Voucher Program, Military Discounts, Show Your Badge
Metro Station
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Metro Line
Green, Yellow
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Penn Quarter/Chinatown

(202) 292-6100 / (202) 292-6148 fax or info () newseum ! org

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