Newseum Free September 10 and 11 in Honor of 9/11

The Newseum just announced that in honor of the anniversary of September 11th, it will waive its admission price on Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11. This will be the first time since the Newseum’s grand opening in 2008 that admission has been free to the entire public. Tickets are available at newseum.org or at the Newseum the day of your visit.

If you’ve hesitated visiting The Newseum’s because of the entry fee, then this promotion is a great time to check it out, as well honor this grave date by visiting The Newseum’s 9/11 Gallery.

The Newseum’s 9/11 Gallery is the first permanent museum exhibit about the terrorist attacks. The gallery features a 31-foot section of the broadcast antenna that stood atop the World Trade Center’s North Tower, a limestone cornice piece from the damaged section of the Pentagon and a twisted piece of fuselage recovered from the field near Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 went down. An 11-minute original film, “Running Toward Danger,” tells the stories of journalists who covered the attacks. The gallery also includes cameras used by Bill Biggart, a photojournalist killed while covering the attacks, along with some of the digital images he took moments before he died.

“Our 9/11 Gallery is one of the most visited and memorable exhibits in the Newseum,” said Charles L. Overby, chairman and chief executive officer of the Newseum. “We hope that by offering free admission on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, many more visitors will have an opportunity to experience this important reminder of why we should never forget 9/11.”

Did you also know that Washington-area public and private schools receive free museum admission when they visit as a school group? Tell your teachers for field trips this coming school year!

Comments

  1. Rosa Carroll says

    I am one of those parent that has put off our visit due to the admission fee. We are gonna plan this for next week. Thanks for the info. I would not have known otherwise.

  2. I’ll definitely check it out when we have friends visiting later this summer.  Thanks for the tip!

  3. THANKS — I have heard its a lot of fun!!

  4. Sounds good for the older kiddies. Will keep in mind for when my niece and nephew come to town this summer 🙂

  5. So awesome to hear this! We’ll totally be going now!

  6. MBSheridan says

    Will have to try it soon! Thanks! MB

  7. No Drama Momma says

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been dying to go the Newseum. Miss L probably isn’t old enough to enjoy it, but at least I will have fun! 🙂

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