AmericaJR’s Jason and Gloria Rzucidlo recently visited The Newseum in Washington D.C. The Newseum promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The Newseum’s seven levels of interactive exhibits include 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Among the most memorable exhibits are the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast, featuring the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center; the Berlin Wall Gallery, whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest pieces of the original wall outside Germany; and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942.
The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20001. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 for Adults (19 to 64), $19.95 for Seniors (65 and older), $14.95 for Youth (7 to 18) and Free for Children (6 and younger). Visit their website at http://www.newseum.org/