WASHINGTON – The Newseum in Washington D.C. will close at the end of 2019 after more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors.
The news museum says it has struggled financially for a number of years and it has proven unsustainable to continue operating in its current location.
The museum announced in January that it has agreed to sell the Newseum building on Pennsylvania Avenue to Johns Hopkins University. The school will use the facility for its D.C.-based graduate programs.
While the museum is closing, its creator and primary funder, Freedom Forum, says it remains committed to its mission of championing the five freedoms of the First Amendment to increase public awareness about the importance of a free and fair press.
The Newseum will remain open through Dec. 31 and all artifacts and exhibits will remain on display, including the newest exhibit, “Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.’”
You can purchase tickets online now and get a 15% discount.
After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, we will be closing Dec. 31, 2019, but there is still time to visit.
— Newseum (@Newseum) October 1, 2019