General (21)

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A limited number of wheelchairs, scooters and walking aids are available on a first come, first-served basis.

The Newseum offers two options for tours:

  • A private 90-minute guided tour is available during or after regular operating hours. This tour must be booked and paid for in advance. For more information on this exclusive tour, please click here.
  • A one-hour First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour is offered to the general public during regular hours. The 60-minute guided tour is available daily at 10 a.m. (10:15 a.m. on Sundays), 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be purchased on the day of visit at the Newseum admissions desk.

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 accessus@newseum.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.

Yes. The Food Section, located on the Concourse Level and catered exclusively by Wolfgang Puck, offers a full selection of hot and cold entrée options. The restaurant seats approximately 150. Because food and drinks are not allowed inside the exhibit areas, no outside food or bag lunches are allowed. For a menu, please visit our Dining page.

Newseum Membership (9)

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All Newseum 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. Newseum Memberships are available to everyone.

If you forget your membership card during a Newseum visit, simply present your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification at the admission desk to get a temporary membership card for your onsite discounts.

No. Newseum Membership 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.

Newseum Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

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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Each conference room on Levels 7 and 8 is outfitted with the following:

  • Monitor or screen (Sizes vary in each meeting room)
  • Free wireless password protected Internet access
  • Podium and microphones

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.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in interior spaces. Smoking is permitted on outside terraces.

Volunteer (9)

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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.

Unpaid internships are handled by human resources and are occasionally available in various Newseum departments. Check for internship openings here.

Volunteer schedules are determined by various departments. Guides, for example, cover two shifts every day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekday guides volunteer for one shift a week at a minimum and weekend guides volunteer for one shift every other weekend at a minimum.

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 2019 (14)

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No. Although your ticket says 9 a.m., you may arrive anytime during our operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will take place throughout the day. Check the schedule for listings.

No, you may come and go at your choosing. Activities tend to be more crowded in the morning.

No, troops are not required to wear their uniforms but it is encouraged.

No, anyone in the group can buy a ticket with this pricing. That includes troop leaders, parents, siblings, etc. You can purchase online tickets in the March 2 event listing on Newseum.org.

No, the special $11 Girl Scout Day rate is also available at the door. However, we strongly encourage you to buy them in advance so you can get the free commemorative patch and help us have enough supplies for everybody.

No, but if you cannot make it to the event on Saturday, the ticket is good for the next day (March 3).