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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.
Capacity, Classroom-style: 205
Capacity, Theatre-style: 450
Now - January 2, 2019 All Day 1968: Civil Rights at 50
Now - January 20, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World's Best Photography
March 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020 All Day Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement