My dad came up to DC for a day trip this past weekend. As I had a groupon to the Newseum which was about to expire and I couldn't fit a visit in any time else, I asked if he'd be interested. We set off to the city foolishly thinking it was way warmer than it actually was. Duh, hello Amber, its February...dress appropriately! We hopped on the metro into downtown and set out to find the place.
HAHAHA we clearly don't read directions well: I missed the sign for the groupon redemption outside (I thought it said GROUP sales, not GROUPON sales) and of course my dad had a pocket knife on him (seriously?!?!) But the nice people allowed him to "bag check" his knife hahahah. Oh well. And then this really nice guy in line totally gave us a free ticket because he had an extra pass because he was a part of Teach for America. Apparently there was a conference in town for them. Free $22 dollar + tax ticket? Don't mind if I do. Swweeeeeeeeeeet, 2 tickets for 10 dolla! HOLLLA!
Anyways, this place was a BLAST! I'd defintely recommend this museum to anyone in DC. It was very interactive and very visual with a variety of things to see and do. Its way better than the other DC musuems and suprisingly your ticket covers 2 days so you can really see everything.
Front of building, great architechture!
Exhibit on the White House dogs over the years, vote for the one you like best!
Politcal cartoons drawn by Douglas Nigel Marlette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American editorial cartoonist
They had hundres of actual newspaper front pages from about the 1700s on to today. And then every few feet or so they had touch screens that you could browse through front pages. It was cool to see how they've evolved over time.