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 members support this crucial mission.

Join today and receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission through Dec 31, 2019
  • Priority access through 2020 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, Monday-Thursday) 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
    • $5 off guest tickets (purchased on-site on day of visit)

Membership Pricing Information

  • Individual Program: $50 – one person of any age
  • Dual Program: $90 – two people of any age living at the same address

Enhance Your Experience With Even More Benefits!

Contributing: $250

All Dual Program Membership benefits, plus:

  • Two general admission guest passes*
  • An invitation for two to special VIP events hosted by the Freedom Forum Institute
  • Recognition on the Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute website
  • Reciprocal Member Admission Benefits to hundreds of other ROAM participant museums across the US and Canada (view the list of participating museums here)

*Through Dec 31, 2019

Benefits subject to change.

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.