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, 90-minute guided tours during or after regular hours. For more details on these exclusive tours, please click here.
One-hour Guided Highlights Tours are also offered to the general public during regular hours. 60-minute guided tours are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased on the day of visit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
One chaperone per 10 students is required for each student group.
Flash photography is allowed in most areas of the Newseum, except where it is expressly prohibited. Please consult with staff and signage for details.
One free adult chaperone admission per 10 students.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
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.
The Newseum has a state-of-the-art Knight Conference Center located on Levels 7 and 8, with commanding views of the U.S. Capitol, National Mall and surrounding museums. Additional spaces within the Newseum’s seven levels of galleries, exhibits and a 90-foot-high atrium can be rented for daytime and evening events.
Yes. Upon request, we will provide attendees with complimentary tickets that are valid for two consecutive days.
Yes, but the Newseum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
You must be at least 16 to volunteer.
Absolutely! All volunteers must meet the same requirements including age minimum, time commitments, trainings and script deadlines 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/credit background checks.
Unpaid internships are handled by human resources and are occasionally available in various Newseum departments. Check for internship openings here.
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.
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Yes, the Newseum is a 501(c)3 public charity.
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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.
The Newseum has a number of viewing locations that will be ideal for watching the parade, including the glass-enclosed staircase facing Pennsylvania Avenue, the 3rd and 4th floor bridges on the front of the building and the VIP lounge. Additionally, the inauguration and the parade will be shown on the big screen in the New York Times Great Hall. Due to increased security around the parade route, outdoor Newseum terraces will not be open to guests.
We aim to provide a premium experience for our guests throughout the day, including buffets by Wolfgang Puck Catering, open bars and interesting programming and activities. There are a limited number of tickets available for the event to ensure a high-level experience.
No, but there are a variety of spaces to see the festivities throughout the building! We are intentionally limiting the number of tickets sold so that the space is not too crowded. Additionally, all the Newseum galleries will be open and there will be programming throughout the day.
Due to security parameters, guests will enter the Newseum on C Street. You will be mailed a packet before the event with information pertaining to your specific entry point.
You will receive an inauguration lanyard in the mail prior to the event. You must bring this lanyard with you to enter the Newseum. No exceptions will be made.
No chairs, backpacks, coolers, large objects, posters, signs, outside food or beverage.