FAQ

General (20)

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No. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no-shows or unused tickets.

Touring the Newseum takes approximately two to three hours, depending on your group and your particular interests.

Yes. We recommend that all groups begin their tour with an four-minute orientation film that explains the Newseum’s numerous exhibits, galleries and programs.

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.

Press Pass Membership (10)

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Yes. Press Pass cards expire when your membership expires.

Yes. You may purchase a membership as a gift by checking the “I wish to give a gift of membership” box on our “Join Now” page. Membership information will be mailed to the recipient.

Yes. We will extend your membership for an additional year from the date of upgrade.

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.

Today’s Front Pages (12)

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The exhibit does not provide daily front pages from previous dates. We recommend that you contact the newspaper directly for information on obtaining back issues. We keep a front-page archive chronicling events of historical significance.

You can read articles by opening a scalable PDF file or by clicking a link directly to the newspaper’s website. Here’s how to open the new window containing the PDF and website links:

  • Gallery view: Click on the thumbnail image to open the new window
  •  Map view: Roll your mouse pointer over the map until an image of the page you want to view appears on the right side of the screen, then click to open the new window
  •  List view: Roll your mouse pointer down the list of newspaper names until an image of the paper you want to view appears on the right side of the screen, and then click to open the new window

After you have opened the new window, you will see two links at the top of the page. One of the links will take you directly to the newspaper’s website. The other link opens a PDF file of the front page, which has a magnifier tool that you can use to zoom in on any part of the page.

The Newseum has a special agreement with newspaper companies that allows it to display their front pages every day. The Newseum does not own these front pages — each newspaper holds the copyright to its own front page — and U.S. copyright laws apply. Anyone seeking permission to use a front page for personal reasons must contact the newspaper directly. You can learn more about copyright laws and “fair use” at www.copyright.gov.

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.

Hosting an Event (28)

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No. Wolfgang Puck Catering is the exclusive caterer for food, beverages and services at the Newseum.

No. All rates are standard.

Yes. Please review our event guidelines. We are happy to provide you with a list of recommended vendors. All vendors must be approved in advance by the Newseum and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Balloons are not permitted in the atrium.

Yes. The Newseum’s Knight TV Studio does not have a food and beverage requirement. We can set up food and beverages in the back hallway or remove the bleachers to place rounds for a seated meal. There is a small labor fee for tearing down and removing the bleachers.

No.  If you require special meals, please discuss your requirements with the catering manager at Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Yes. Since we have several entrances to the Newseum and the Knight Conference Center, all draft invitations must be sent to Pam Galloway-Tabb for approval. Our goal is not to rewrite your invitation but to ensure that your guests are given the correct address and entrance for your event. Events held in the Knight Conference Center will have different directional information than events held in the Newseum. PLEASE DO NOT SEND OUT INVITATIONS BEFORE THEY ARE APPROVED.

Volunteer (10)

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At this time, we are only recruiting for guides.

Please fill out the online application, and we will get back to you to schedule an interview.

Twice a year, in spring and autumn.

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.

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.