Private Tours

Enhance your Newseum experience with a private guided tour for you, your family or your group. Our tour guides will personally guide you through the Newseum’s many galleries providing behind-the-scenes information on some of the greatest news stories ever told. Seen through the lens of our First Amendment freedoms, it’s the ultimate way to get up close and personal with the museum’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, the Berlin Wall, the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast and more.

Each visitor on the tour receives a keepsake “Newseum Private Tour” badge and, as available, guides will take the group to areas not included on the traditional tour path like our broadcast studios and master control room.

The 90-minute tours are perfect for corporate groups, conference participants, retirement communities, church groups or even families looking for a unique way to add excitement to wedding, birthday, anniversary or other celebrations. We do all we can to make every tour memorable and one-of-a-kind.

Private tour options:

  • During regular operating hours (9 4 p.m.) Monday-Friday
    $54.95 (plus tax) per person

    • Minimum $275 (plus tax)
  • After hours (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) or on weekends
    $79.95 (plus tax) per person

    • Minimum $400 (plus tax)
  • Youth (7 to 18)
    $29.95 (plus tax) per person
  • To make a reservation, please click on the “Reserve Your Tour” link below
    • Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. 

For more information, please call the Education Reservation line at 202/292-6650 or email, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required. All dates are subject to availability.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total is due upon reservation. Full payment and final participation numbers are due seven days prior to your scheduled tour.