You are here
Here's Why You Should Visit the Newseum Before It Closes on Dec. 31, 2019
Don't miss your chance to learn about the powers of journalism and free expression inside this interactive museum.
Among DC’s extraordinary museums, the Newseum is the only one dedicated to the First Amendment. Earlier this year, the museum announced that it’s closing on Dec. 31, 2019, so if you haven’t been yet, want to go again or simply want to show your support, there’s no better time. One more hot scoop: in addition to the discount, your ticket is good to use the next day for free.
The easiest way to get to the Newseum is via Metrorail or Metrobus. The closest Metro stop is Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station on the Green and Yellow lines. The facility is handicap-accessible and parking is available inside the building.
The Newseum has launched its On Deadline campaign and is offering a special 25% discount for visitors through the end of the year. Now is your chance to see first-hand why the First Amendment is so crucial to our democracy as you enjoy one of the most state-of-the-art museum experiences in the District. Use coupon code DC25 to score 25% off.
History buffs will marvel at the Berlin Wall Gallery, which includes eight 12-foot high concrete sections of the original wall, making the exhibit the largest display of unchanged portions of the wall outside of Germany. The display also delves into how news and information helped knock the Wall down.
Those looking to get behind the camera (especially younger visitors) can step into the NBC News Interactive Newsroom. Touch screens give visitors the resources to create a front-page story, while the Be a TV Reporter station lets the next generation’s newscasters share breaking news in front of a video backdrop.
If you are enamored by photography, the Newseum’s Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery showcases photos from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942, when the award was first given. The 2019 Pulitzer winners can be found at the front of the exhibit.
Known as "the spine" of the Newseum, the News History Gallery is the museum's largest exhibit. With five theaters and historic artifacts from the Newseum's extensive collection, you can practically spend all day without leaving this 8,000-square foot space.
The 9/11 Gallery provides an intense examination of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 that features unforgettable first-person accounts from journalists that covered the attacks. The gallery is also home to the antenna from the North Tower and features the front pages from around the globe on Sept. 12, 2001.
Head to the sixth floor for a panoramic view of Pennsylvania Avenue that’s rivaled by few locations in the nation’s capital. The museum's Hank Greenspun Terrace also features a permanent 80-foot-long exhibit detailing the rich history of one of the most famous avenues in America.
— Neil Murray (@NeilMur53862865) May 5, 2018
If you are prone to pull out your red pen and look for typos while reading the newspaper, don't miss a trip to the bathroom. Each bathroom is filled with a handful of offbeat headlines, some with missing commas, others with massive typos and all of them hilarious. When you think of the little reasons you love a museum, it's these hidden gems that give the Newseum its distinct character and charm.