The country has witnessed a steady growth of journalism right from the drafting of the constitution to the present day. All this history and the development of news and the press are preserved in the Newseum, a state of the art facility that houses a range of exhibits dealing with the history of the press in the country and the world.
Newseum, which is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, enables visitors to have a deep understanding about the news stories that were brought to us through television, newspapers, and radio. Opened in 2008, the Newseum was established with the sole purpose of promoting and protecting the five freedoms mentioned in the First Amendment.
Inside the Newseum
Inside the Newseum are several exhibits that detail the history of the press in the country. The numerous interactive displays inside the Newseum help visitors to know more about Press. These exhibits and experiences are based on 15 galleries and 15 theaters located in seven levels inside the Newseum.
Visiting these exhibits offer a great way to know more about the history and development of the press in the country. Those interested in journalism and its multifarious disciplines will find the exhibits displayed in the Newseum to be of immense help and value. Besides, the history of the press, the Newseum also has numerous exhibits that feature the growth and development of communication.
The Front Pages Gallery is the foremost exhibit displayed in the museum and contains the front pages of newspapers from around the world daily. A prominent thing to see inside the Newseum is the 9/11 Gallery that exhibits an in-depth analysis of the events that happened during the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The Berlin Wall Gallery is yet another highlight that consists of original 12-foot high sections of the Berlin Wall.
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery that displays Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs right from 1942, is another major attraction inside the Newseum. An NBC News Interactive Newsroom allows visitors to create their own news stories in front of a demo news studio. The Hank Greenspun Terrace has an 80-foot long exhibit that states the history of the notable avenues in the country. Besides, the Newseum also conducts various events and activities like discussions, talks, film screenings, etc.
Opening Hours and Admission Fees
The Newseum is open every day of the year with the exception of January 1 and December 25. It will open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM and the admission fees are $24.95 for adults aged 19 to 64 and $19.95 for seniors aged 65 and above. Youngsters aged 7 to 18 require $14.95 for entering the museum, whereas the entry is free for children aged six and below.