Washington, DC: Newseum

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Address:
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
In the downtown museum district, on the northeast corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and 6th St.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
888-639-7386
Admission:
Adults $25.
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The Newseum.

Newseum
Whether you love it or hate it, the media deserves credit for building an impressive museum to itself. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/01/2009]

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FBI exhibit.

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Years ago, visitors could tour FBI headquarters and see artifacts from its most famous cases. That ended on 9/11.

However, the exhibit was missed so much that it reopened in the Newseum in 2008 -- with the excuse that the FBI's most famous cases were also newsworthy. The exhibit was supposed to be temporary, but it proved so popular that it was extended indefinitely. Now, after several months of updating, the Newseum has expanded its FBI exhibit and reopened it on Nov. 13. Most of the good stuff from the original display has been kept, including the memorable Unabomber Cabin with its man-shaped grease stain where he slept.

Since 9/11 much of the FBI's efforts have been skewed toward domestic terrorism. The new items reflect that, and include:

  • Landing gear from one of the WTC 9/11 jets
  • A car driven to the airport by several of the 9/11 terrorists
  • The handcuffs slapped on the Boston Marathon bomber
  • An SUV, packed with explosives, that failed to blow up in Times Square
  • The explosive shoes of "shoe bomber" Richard Reid (They're the reason why everyone now has to remove their shoes before they fly).
[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/13/2015]
Newseum adds death car to its prestigious collection

The Newseum, a museum about journalists, has accepted the donation of a bomb-damaged car from the widow of the car's driver, investigative reporter Don Bolles. Organized crime figures, unhappy with stories Bolles wrote about them, paid a hit man to blow the newsman up in his car in 1976.... [02/08/2004] Complete News Story

Newseum Relocating

The Newseum, that PR effigy of a "free press," is relocating to bigger grounds, which certainly are not free. The Newseum will become the anchor tenant in a new $250mm retail, residential and conference center development in downtown Washington -- fitting since newspapers themselves exist mainly as a forum for retail and residential advertisements.... [07/30/2000] Complete News Story

Multimillion-dollar Tribute To Lapdog Media Debuts Next To USA Today Headquarters

April 18th marked the grand gala opening of the $50 million, 72,000-square-foot Newseum, "dedicated to examination and celebration of the news business."

... [05/03/1997] Complete News Story

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