The Newseum, the only museum with a direct view of the inaugural parade route on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., is offering a special event package for Inauguration Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
The Newseum’s Inauguration Day Package will include events such as a live feed of the swearing-in ceremony on a 40-by-22-foot high-definition media screen, a welcome kit with commemorative merchandise and more. Visitors also will have full access to the Newseum’s 15 exhibits and 15 theaters, including the election year exhibit “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press.” Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
The Newseum will not be selling general admission tickets or group tickets on Inauguration Day, so the facility will be accessible only to Inauguration Day Package holders.
Doors will open for package holders at 9 a.m. on Inauguration Day and remain open until 5 p.m.
Inauguration Day Packages are on sale to Press Pass annual members and to the general public at newseum.org or at the Newseum admission desk for $100 per package. Children ages six and under will be allowed to enter at no charge.
The Newseum’s prime location on Pennsylvania Avenue provides limited views of the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where the swearing-in ceremony will take place. After the ceremony, the president is scheduled to pass directly in front of the Newseum as he makes his way from the Capitol to the White House.
The Newseum will be media central for the inauguration, hosting most major television news networks along with radio broadcasters, print reporters and photographers from a wide array of organizations.
The Newseum’s terraces will be transformed into temporary television studios in order to accommodate the multiple live broadcasts and will not be open to the public.
Packages are valid for Inauguration Day only, and are nonrefundable. The event is expected to sell out.
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news and history — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Within its seven levels of galleries and theaters, the Newseum offers a unique environment that takes museum-goers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. The Newseum ranks as one of the top attractions in Washington, D.C., and more than 3 million people have visited since it opened in 2008. For more information visit newseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.