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Newseum Farewell Tour -- One Last Visit Before It Closes

September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Before the Newseum closes its doors for one last time this December, come see for yourself why the Newseum is called a “must-see” attraction for PR professionals, and considered one of the top 25 museums in the country.  

For PR professionals and the general public, this museum offers insight into the daily responsibilities of working members of the media and a comprehensive look at the power of journalism in the United States. The Newseum seeks to increase public understanding of the importance of free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment:  religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.
Join us for this can’t-miss exclusive opportunity to meet with a Newseum curator and enjoy a self-guided tour where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why the news is made. This visit includes an exclusive curator-led gallery talk on the Newseum, the history of LGBTQ rights movement, and contemporary LGBTQ popular culture along with a chance to meet fellow PRSA members from across the country! Located in a prime spot between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, this visit to the Newseum will be an experience you can’t find anywhere else.

For any members who are interested in socializing with other PRSA members after the tour, please join us from 4 - 6 p.m. for a happy hour reception at Elephant & Castle located at 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

When you register, you will have a few different options: you can purchase a ticket to only attend the Newseum Tour, a ticket to only attend the Happy Hour, or you can purchase one ticket to attend both the Tour and Happy Hour.

Exclusive Newseum Gallery Talk and Tour

PRSA Members -- $33
Non-Members -- $43
(includes admission and private behind-the-scenes tour)

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro Stops: Archives/Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter, Gallery Place, and Judiciary Square stations

Important Notes:
  • You cannot join the tour if you do not pre-purchase a ticket online. Tour tickets for purchase will not be available at the door. 

  • Deadline for registration:  Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 12.  
  • We are not able to accommodate on-site registrations.


Happy Hour Reception at Elephant & Castle (4:00 - 6:00 pm)

After your exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Newseum, you are invited to attend an informal happy hour for PRSA members. Network with members from across the country, meet new colleagues, connect with your peers and discuss issues impacting the public relations industry. Spaces is limited so register today!

Registration includes 1 drink and appetizers.

PRSA Members - $15
Non-Members - $20

Elephant & Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Nearest Metro Stops: Federal Triangle and Metro Center stations


Travel and Lodging Information
Transportation will not be provided to or from the Newseum and Elephant & Castle. You are encouraged to make arrangements and plan in advance.

If traveling from out of town, a number of Washington, D.C.-area hotels have created special packages in partnership with the Newseum. Click here for more information on hotels.