FAQ

General (21)

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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.

Due to construction on C St., the group entrance will not be accessible for groups beginning June 1, 2016. Please plan your entry through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

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 two options for tours:

  • A private 90-minute guided tour is available during or after regular operating hours. This tour must be booked and paid for in advance. For more information on this exclusive tour, please click here.
  • A one-hour First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour is offered to the general public during regular hours. The 60-minute guided tour is available daily at 10 a.m. (10:15 a.m. on Sundays), 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased on the day of visit at the Newseum admissions desk.

Guided Highlights 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.

One chaperone per 10 students is required for each student group.

Press Pass Membership (10)

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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.

No. Press Pass annual memberships are available to everyone.

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.

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.

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 (11)

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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.

Ask your newspaper to send an email to frontpages@newseum.org for specific instructions on how to participate in “Today’s Front Pages.”

With the exception of student newspapers, any general interest newspaper with the technological capability of transmitting their front pages can be a part of the online exhibit.

Hosting an Event (28)

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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.

Each conference room on Levels 7 and 8 is outfitted with the following:

  • Monitor or screen (Sizes vary in each meeting room)
  • Free wireless password protected Internet access
  • Podium and microphones

For a detailed list of equipment and the many services available for each space, please contact Newseum Technical Operations at 202/292-6277.

Yes. There will be an additional charge based on the size of the group.

Volunteer (9)

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You must be at least 16 to volunteer.

Absolutely! All volunteers must meet the same requirements including age minimum, time commitments and trainings.

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/credit background checks.

Unpaid internships are handled by human resources and are occasionally available in various Newseum departments. Check for internship openings here.

Volunteer schedules are determined by various departments. Guides, for example, cover two shifts every day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekday guides volunteer for one shift a week at a minimum and weekend guides volunteer for 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.

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