General (21)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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 (9)

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Training is scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Our volunteers have diverse backgrounds and interests, including some who worked in journalism and those who have not. However, all volunteers share an enthusiasm for engaging people of all ages, an interest in history and a passion for defending, explaining and promoting the First Amendment and free expression. To learn more about the volunteer experience, click here.

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.

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.

Girl Scout Day 2018 (14)

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If you purchase tickets online by Feb. 8 you will receive a free commemorative patch that day from the Girl Scouts council. One patch per ticket. (Daisy scouts age 6 and younger get in free on March 3; however, they still need to pick up a free ticket at the admissions desk that day. Adults in their group who purchased a ticket by Feb. 8 can pick up patches for the Daisy scouts at the same time they pick up the free tickets for them at the admission desk.)

Adults in your group still need to purchase tickets. If they do it before Feb. 8, they should take that ticket to the admissions desk on March 3 to pick up patches for their Daisy scouts. (You do not register or note the number of Daisy scouts on the online order form.) Adults have to go to the admissions desk anyway on March 3 to pick up the free tickets for their younger scouts. Everyone requires a ticket for admission. As noted above, children 6 and under are free but still need a ticket from the admissions desk to be scanned.

The Girl Scouts will have forms to order patches at the Newseum on March 3, but numbers may be limited. We recommend ordering your tickets by Feb. 8 to ensure you get the patch.

No, your admission ticket is good for two consecutive days! You may return to the Newseum on Sunday, March 4, but there will be no Girl Scout Day activities that day.

The Newseum offers parking inside our building at 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW for a flat rate of $15 on Saturday. Entrance to the Newseum parking garage is on C Street.

Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter and Judiciary Square are within walking distance. For more information on getting here, click here.