The Freedom Forum recently announced the sale of the Newseum building to Johns Hopkins University. Though the building’s doors will close Dec. 31, 2019, we’re working to ensure a future for our mission of increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment.

The Newseum is exploring options for continuing a physical location for its exhibits in the Washington region and exploring ways to enhance its digital outreach, traveling exhibits and web-based programs in schools around the world.

In the meantime, our doors are open! Read more about it here.

Memberships support the Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute’s missions of increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. These Contributing and Sustaining members support this crucial mission.

Join today and receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission through Dec 31, 2019
  • Priority access to:
    • Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute programs
    • Exclusive members-only events
  • Special discounts including:*
    • 10 percent discount on lunch (food only, parties of 4 or less) on weekdays only at Jaleo D.C., China Chilcano, Oyamel and Zaytinya, courtesy of José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup
    • 10 percent discount at the Newseum Store and The Food Section
    • Early-bird pricing for ticketed events like Newseum Nights
    • $5 off guest tickets (purchased on-site on day of visit)

Membership Pricing Information

  • Individual: $75 – one person of any age
  • Dual: $125 – two people of any age living at the same address
  • Family: $175 – two adults and up to four children (ages 18 and under) living at the same address

Enhance Your Experience With Even More Benefits!

Contributing: $250

All Family Membership benefits, plus:

  • Two general admission guest passes*
  • An invitation for two to one special event
  • Recognition on the Newseum website

Sustaining: $500

Enjoy all of the Contributing Membership benefits plus:

  • Two additional general admission guest passes (four total)*
  • A private weekday tour for up to four people*
  • An invitation to a Newseum curator-led event
  • 10 percent discount on adult team-building activities such as NewsMania™ and the Ace Reporter Challenge Scavenger Hunt*

*Through Dec 31, 2019

For more information about Newseum Membership, email or call 202/292-6287.


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Newseum memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable and valid for one year from the date of purchase. Benefits are subject to change.

The Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute are 501(c)(3) public charities. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.