Young visitor reads "Peanuts" in the exhibit of comic strips. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Young visitor reads "Peanuts" in the exhibit of comic strips. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The News Hound finds a friend. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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The News Hound finds a friend. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Students put together a newspaper in the Ethics Center. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Students put together a newspaper in the Ethics Center. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Visitor tries his hand at one of the interactive reporting experiences in the NBC News Interactive Newsroom. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Visitor tries his hand at one of the interactive reporting experiences in the NBC News Interactive Newsroom. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Opening day celebration included caricaturists and face painters. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Opening day celebration included caricaturists and face painters. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Visitors peer into the atrium from the top level of the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Visitors peer into the atrium from the top level of the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Aerial view of the Berlin Wall Gallery. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Aerial view of the Berlin Wall Gallery. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Newspapers are posted daily in the Today's Front Pages Gallery. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Newspapers are posted daily in the Today's Front Pages Gallery. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery features award-winning photographs since 1942. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery features award-winning photographs since 1942. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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The New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The fun begins in The New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Great Hall of News. (Maria Bryk)
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The fun begins in The New York Times—Ochs-Sulzberger Great Hall of News. (Maria Bryk)

The Early News Gallery tells the story of communication before written and printed news. (Scott Henrichsen)
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The Early News Gallery tells the story of communication before written and printed news. (Scott Henrichsen)

Visitors study an original page from the Gutenberg Bible in the Early News Gallery. (Scott Henrichsen)
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Visitors study an original page from the Gutenberg Bible in the Early News Gallery. (Scott Henrichsen)

Preparing to take a trip through time in the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater. (Mike Olliver)
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Preparing to take a trip through time in the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater. (Mike Olliver)

"I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure" recreates some of the most dramatic events in news history. (Mike Olliver)
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"I-Witness: A 4-D Time Travel Adventure" recreates some of the most dramatic events in news history. (Mike Olliver)

Visitor tries his hand at being a newspaper reporter. (Maria Bryk)
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Visitor tries his hand at being a newspaper reporter. (Maria Bryk)

Photographers explain how they took their winning images in a video featured in the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. (Dave Eggen)
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Photographers explain how they took their winning images in a video featured in the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. (Dave Eggen)

Host Sonya Gavankar takes visitors behind the scenes of the Knight broadcast studio. (Dave Eggen)
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Host Sonya Gavankar takes visitors behind the scenes of the Knight broadcast studio. (Dave Eggen)

The dangers that journalists face are presented in the Time Warner World News Gallery. (Sam Kittner)
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The dangers that journalists face are presented in the Time Warner World News Gallery. (Sam Kittner)

The map in the Time Warner World News Gallery highlights press freedoms around the world. (Sam Kittner)
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The map in the Time Warner World News Gallery highlights press freedoms around the world. (Sam Kittner)

 

Newseum Is Now Open

The Newseum, the world's most interactive museum, kicked off its Grand Opening on Friday, April 11 with a two-hour block party of free food and festivities on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital. The celebration continued inside where the new Newseum blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second innovation and fun.

Video Tour: The Fun Comes to Life

Three Generations Experience Newseum Together

Live From the Cherry Blossoms Lights! Cameras! Teleprompters!

Newseum's Roving News Hound Gets the Scoop on Visitors

Newseum Welcomes More Than 10,000 Visitors

Politics, Media and Humor

First Visitor Was Ready at Dawn

    • Tickets to DC's Top Attractions
    • Washington News Museum Annual Pass
    • Today's Front Pages
    • Shop Online
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