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 in the world.
The Newseum’s seven expansive levels feature unique artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia galleries. Must-see exhibits are the Berlin Wall Gallery, which includes eight intact sections of the wall and a guard tower which stood near the famous Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. The 9/11 Gallery, which features a 10-meter high section of the broadcast antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and a film that tells the story of how journalists covered that tragic day. In the World News Gallery, a popular stop for international visitors, a map of the world illustrates levels of press freedom in every country. Digital kiosks allow visitors to view that day’s front pages from more than 1,000 newspapers around the world.
Newseum visitors can enjoy numerous shopping and dining options. The two-level 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.