Located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the United States Capitol and the White House is one of the most interactive museums in the world. It’s called Newseum and according to its website, it is a dynamic and engaging museum of news that allows visitors to experience the stories of yesterday and today through the eyes of the media.
More than six million people have walked through the museum’s doors since 2008 and permanent exhibits include:
Hank Greenspan Terrace on Pennsylvania Avenue – This terrace offers panoramic views of one of the most well-known streets in the United States: Pennsylvania Avenue. The eighty-foot-long exhibit rail tells the story of the people and events that helped shaped the street, Washington, D.C., and the nation.
9/11 Gallery – The 9/11 Gallery is one of the museum’s most notable exhibits as it takes visitors on a vivid exploration of the attacks, as well as tells the incredible first-person accounts of the journalists who ran toward danger to cover the story.
Time Warner World News Gallery – In the Time Warner Gallery, visitors discover the different levels of press freedoms in countries around the world and the many dangers that journalist face as they do their job.
Berlin Wall Gallery – The Berlin Wall Gallery tells the powerful story of how news and information helped bring down a closed and oppressive society. One highlight is the eight twelve-foot-high concrete sections of the original wall – the largest display of unaltered portions outside of Germany.
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