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Newseum

See for yourself why the Newseum is a top destination in Washington, D.C. As the only museum dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — it’s a conversation-inspiring experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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 D.C.'s most popular upscale restaurants, is adjacent to the museum.

Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.

Group Information
Minimum Group Size: 10
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
Price
$$
Rate Type
$13-30
Attraction Rates
$13 to $30
Length of Tour
1-2 Hours
Discount
Membership Discounts, Voucher Program, Military Discounts, Show Your Badge
Metro Station
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Parking
Self
Metro Line
Green, Yellow
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
Newseum (7 levels) --x-- -- -- -- -- --
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater --x-- -- -- 450 -- --
Pulitzer Prize Photographs --x-- -- -- -- -- --
The New York Times - Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News --x-- -- -- -- 450 --
Private Dining and Capitol Terrace --x-- -- -- -- 60 --
NBC News Interactive Newsroom, Private Dining and Capitol Terrace --x-- -- -- -- -- --
The Hank Greenspan Family Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue and Today's Front Pages --x-- -- -- -- 100 --
Knight Conference Center Room 702 --x-- -- -- 150 60 36
Knight Conference Center Room 704 --x-- -- -- 160 90 70
Knight Conference Center Pre-function 705 --x-- -- -- -- 80 --
Knight Conference Center Room 706 --x-- -- -- 250 200 120
Knight Conference Center Room 705 & 706 --x-- -- -- 350 280 205
Knight Conference Center Room 709 --x-- -- -- 350 280 205
Knight Conference Center Terrace (Level 7) --x-- -- -- -- -- --
Knight Conference Center Room 802 --x-- -- -- 80 50 40
Knight Conference Center Room 806 --x-- -- -- 80 50 40
Knight Conference Center Room 807 --x-- -- -- 80 50 40
Knight Conference Center Room 808 --x-- -- -- 55 30 25
Knight Conference Center Rooms 802, 806, 807 and 808 --x-- -- -- 280 150 120
Knight Conference Center Room 811 --x-- -- -- 30 150 120
Knight Conference Center Terrace (Level 8) --x-- -- -- -- 300 --
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Newseum Space

Newseum General Info

Number of Rooms: 21

Newseum Proximity

Distance to Conv Center: 0 Miles

Location & Nearby Spots