The Newseum – a 250,000 square-foot museum of news – offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street., NW on America’s Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfill its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.
The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitors services. It offers a unique environment that takes museum goers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.
DINING AT THE NEWSEUM
THE FOOD SECTION AT THE NEWSEUM
Newseum visitors enjoy self-service dining in the 152-seat food court, called the Food Section. The menu, developed and executed by Wolfgang Puck Catering, includes an extensive selection of hot entrees, grilled and cold sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts.
THE SOURCE RESTAURANT
Hours: Lunch 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Fri; Dinner 5:30pm -10pm, Mon-Thurs – 5:30pm-11pm, Fri & Sat – Closed Sunday; Bar & Lounge 5pm-11pm, Mon-Thurs, 5pm-12am, Fri & Sat, Closed Sunday.
The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by Engstrom Design Group, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum dedicated to the news. The Source offers two distinctive dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge, where guests enter, offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a menu designed for a relaxed, quick bite. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features interpretations of Asian dishes. The modern aesthetic design boasts floor- to- ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story, temperature-controlled glass wine wall linking the main floor with the upstairs that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.