FAQ

General (20)

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The Archives/Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station on the Green and Yellow Lines is approximately two blocks away. The Gallery Place and Judiciary Square stations on the Red Line are approximately four and two blocks away, respectively. See map

Yes. The group entrance is located on C Street at the back of the building. Groups will be greeted on the bus by a Newseum representative, who will check in the group, locate tickets and welcome you to the museum.

Bus parking is not available. Suggestions for designated bus parking are available on the WCTC website at: www.washington.org.

Yes. All visitors to the Newseum must go through security — the first stop upon arrival. Guns, knives and lighters are prohibited. Outside food and beverages may not be consumed in the Newseum. Please discard chewing gum before entering the building.

A limited number of wheelchairs, scooters and walking aids are available on a first come, first-served basis.

The Newseum offers private, 60-minute guided tours during regular hours, and private, one-hour guided tours before or after hours. For more details on these exclusive tours, please click here.

One-hour Orientation Tours by volunteers are also offered to the general public during regular hours. Times may vary. Orientation Tours for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and use American Sign Language will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. No advance notice is required. Additional ASL tours will be provided with seven business days notice by writing to accessus@newseum.org.

 

Press Pass Membership (10)

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No. Press Pass annual memberships are available to everyone.

All Press Pass members will receive their new cards by mail within four weeks of renewing or joining. If you choose to visit before receiving your card, visit the admissions desk to receive a temporary membership card.

If you forget your Press Pass card during a Newseum visit, simply present your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification at the admission desk.

Press Pass is the name of the Newseum’s annual membership program that is available to all members of the public — not just members of the press.

No. Press Pass cards can be used only by the cardholder.

Members may purchase discounted tickets on-site on the day of the visit for guests accompanying them. The discount is $5 per ticket.

Today’s Front Pages (12)

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Selections for the Top 10 are at each of the daily editor’s discretion and may focus on headlines, photos, innovative design or something else that elevates the front pages above the rest.

A different editor chooses the Top 10 each day. A front page that is consistently interesting may end up being selected more than once in a week. The editors independently peruse the front pages to determine his or her selections.

All general-interest newspapers are invited to participate. The front pages in our display are sent voluntarily from each newspaper. Some newspapers do not have the technological capability of transmitting their front pages electronically in the required format. Others choose not to participate.

A portion of the front pages we receive each morning is included in our Front Pages exhibit at the Newseum. However, all of the 800 or more front pages received are included in that day’s online exhibit. If you don’t see a particular newspaper that was previously posted, the newspaper simply may not have submitted that day’s front page, or there may have been a technical problem with the electronic transmission.

We encourage new contributions from newspapers in underrepresented geographic areas. If you represent such a newspaper, write us at frontpages@newseum.org.

Central America is part of the map under North America. Please use the directional buttons to scroll down for Central America.

Hosting an Event (28)

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The Newseum can hold a date for a limited time without a deposit. A 50 percent nonrefundable deposit for the room fee, and 50 percent of the estimated food and beverage cost, is due upon signing the contract.

Yes. Since our goal is to keep unauthorized guests from attending events, we require clients to have a staff member in the Freedom Forum lobby to register guests.

No. Prepayment is due 10 business days by check and credit card, and five business days by credit card only, prior to the event. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Discover. A deposit is also required at the signing of the contract (50 percent rental fee and 50 percent F&B).

Any changes in menu, labor or equipment items MUST be submitted to the Wolfgang Puck catering manager within three business days before the event. Any changes made after that will incur additional charges. (Please note that any changes made closer than three days to an event will be considered but are not guaranteed.)

The Newseum includes state-of-the-art technology, audiovisual resources and lighting services. All additional labor and services are at very competitive rates. If our staff is unable to accommodate your needs, we will suggest outside vendors that have worked here successfully for other clients. You may select your own outside vendor as well, but please note that all vendors are subject to approval by the Newseum’s Technical Operations department.

Yes. We encourage you to select your own videographer and photographer. Please note that all outside vendors must be approved in advance by the Newseum. We are delighted to recommend our local partners.

Volunteer (10)

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You must be at least 16 to volunteer.

Absolutely! You must meet the same requirements including age and time commitments as other volunteers.

Thank you so much for your interest, however, given the training requirements, a short volunteering assignment is not feasible.

All applicants 18 or older must successfully complete criminal and credit background checks.

Unpaid internships are occasionally available in various Newseum departments. Check for internship openings.

There are two shifts every day: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., or 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekday volunteers work one shift a week at a minimum and weekend volunteers work one shift every other weekend at a minimum.)

Bequests to the Newseum (7)

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555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20001

Yes, the Newseum is a 501(c)3 public charity.

Yes, but we encourage you to discuss your plans with us in advance to ensure that your wishes may be carried out. The Newseum may decline a bequest that is too restrictive in nature or whose structure falls outside the purposes, bylaws or procedures of the Newseum.