Trabblrs who can't get enough of current affairs and who want to learn more about how news agencies covered some of the most important developments of our time will have a field day at the Newseum. Opened in 2008, the new Newseum is a seven-floor, interactive museum complete with 15 theaters and 14 galleries that exhibit extraordinary pieces that will resonate with anyone who has picked up a newspaper or watched the news. So yeah, basically everyone!
The permanent exhibits include:
- Berlin Wall Gallery, which contains the largest display of unaltered portions of the original wall outside Germany.
- Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled.
- 9/11 Gallery, which explores the horrendous events of Sept. 11, 2001, including a tribute to photojournalist William Biggart - a journalist who died covering the attacks.
Meeting point: By the ticket counter. The closest Metro stop to the Newseum is Archives Station on the Green and Yellow Lines or Judiciary Square on the Red Line.
Leaders, the Newseum is open everyday from 9am to 5pm.