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38 Star Starred
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
202-292-6100
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We stayed at a hotel within walking distance and had a great walk to and from the event.
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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 31 2013

This is my favorite museum. I found myself consistently tearing up at many of the exhibits. Definitely worth a visit! I'm not sure small children would love it but it would definitely appeal to anyone older that around the 4th grader level.

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 31 2013

Outstanding! So much to see. Fortunately tickets are good for entry on 2 consecutive days. Not to be missed!

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 31 2013

I enjoyed the Newseum exhibits and the views it offers. I spent a day there. I don't think I'd go again, given the cost and the availability of so many free things to see in Washington. The several National Galleries of the Smithsonian are...continued

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Website

http://www.newseum.org/

Quotes & Highlights

  • For complete and up-to-date information on current exhibitions, please visit the Newseum website.
  • The Sunday Times of London named the Newseum one of the world’s 12 coolest museums.

Description

The Newseum features many compelling exhibits including:

Blood and Ink: Front Pages From the Civil War showcases more than 30 historic front pages from the Newseum collection spanning the length of the war, from the birth of the Confederacy to the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Front pages from Northern and Southern newspapers show both Union and Confederate viewpoints while illuminating the challenges faced by reporters on the battlefield and the new technologies that revolutionized war reporting.

Anchorman: The Exhibit features props, costumes and footage from the 2004 hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. More than 60 costumes and hilarious props from the movie are on display throughout the exhibit, including fictional newscaster Ron Burgundy’s “I’M #1” license plate, jazz flute and mustache brush. Ron’s iconic burgundy business suit is here too, prominently featured in a revolving glass case. The exhibit also includes a recreation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set where visitors can pose for photo ops. The Newseum’s signature Be a TV Reporter experience, where budding reporters can step in front of the camera, features a snappy introduction by none other than Ron Burgundy himself.

Anchorman: The Exhibit also explores the reality behind the humor of the film by telling the story of the challenges women faced when they arrived in newsrooms in the 1970s. A Newseum-produced film features interviews with contemporary news anchors Connie Chung, Maury Povich and Melba Tolliver, as well as news executive Al Primo, who is credited with revolutionizing broadcast news with the creation of the Eyewitness News format. Local TV news promotional ads from the 1970s and photos of popular news teams of the day also are part of the exhibit.

About the Ticket Supplier: Newseum

The Newseum -- a 250,000-square-foot museum of news -- offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.