Newseum: The History of News

History meets current events at the one and only Newseum in the heart of Washington, DC! This unique museum experience explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms in the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition in a fun and interactive environment for the whole family.

The Newseum opened in 2008 and offers seven levels of highly interactive exhibits, 15 galleries, and 15 theaters for specific presentations throughout the day. Memorable exhibits include the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery, and the 9/11 Gallery which hosts the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center.

The seven levels are meant to be explored in a specific order, and it’s easy to get lost in history as you trace the evolution of electronic communication, print media, and technologies of the future. The Newseum also offers on-site classes and workshops for students which teach them about the First Amendment and its importance in today’s society.

From the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, the easiest way to access the Newseum is a 20-minute Metro ride on the red line followed by a quick six minute walk. The Newseum building itself is easy to spot, an impressive modern structure located on Pennsylvania Avenue with spectacular views of the U.S. Capitol building. This museum can easily take a full day to explore, so this is a great option for families accompanying you to ACHA 2018, or if you have an extra day in the District.

For information on visit the Newseum, check out their website.

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