Celebrate the Fourth of July in Washington, D.C. at the Newseum

Arts & Entertainment

Special Note: We are saddened by the tragic news about Chef Walter Scheib. Our condolences are with those who are feeling this loss. As a tribute to Chef Scheib we plan to continue with this event on July 4th and will feature his recipes.

Spend Independence Day in the heart of Washington, D.C, at the Newseum for a casual rooftop dinner. Experience the spectacular fireworks show set against the iconic landscape of historic buildings and monuments, and family-friendly activities. This Newseum experience will begin in the afternoon and continue through the evening at one of the world's most interactive museums. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Newseum is where five centuries of news history meets up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

Guests will have the opportunity to spend time visiting the Newseum's galleries, exhibitions and theaters on their own during public hours. In addition, a private thirty minute tour will be offered at set times for a behind-the-scenes look at the broadcast studio and control rooms as well as other museum highlights.

When the museum closes to the public*, guests will be able to continue exploring for an hour before moving to the Newseum's Knight Conference Center rooftop for a reception and the evening portion of the experience.

With the iconic Washington, D.C. landscape as the backdrop, guests will be treated to a casual "Red, White and Blue" rooftop reception and buffet dinner with some of Chef Scheib's Presidential recipes and specialty food stations prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Summer-inspired cocktails will be offered at the premium bar as well as indoor-outdoor seating.

Later in the evening, guests will have a great vantage point for the nation's spectacular fireworks display and a virtual front row seat to the Independence Day concert as the televised event comes to life on large screen televisions with enhanced audio.

Experience Includes:

  • Access to the Newseum on July 4th
  • Private Behind-The-Scenes Guided Tour (30 Minutes)
  • After-Hours Private Access to the Newseum from 5 to 6 P.M.*
  • "Red, White, & Blue" Rooftop Reception and Buffet Dinner Prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Large Screen Viewing of the July 4th National Television Concert
  • Rooftop Viewing of Fireworks
  • Family-friendly Activities
  • Copy of Chef Scheib's book, White House Chef
  • Opportunity to Return to the Newseum on July 5th for Self-guided Exploration During Public Hours

*After hours, all exhibits will be up and running with video and audio with the exception of the Annenberg Theater, Orientation Theaters, Documentary Theater and Sports Theater.

Event Date:
Saturday - July 4, 2015

Event Schedule**:
2:30 - 3:00 PM: Registration at the Newseum (Self-guided Touring)
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Private 30-minute Newseum Guided Behind- the-Scenes Tour and other Newseum activities
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Continued Individual Touring After Newseum Closes to the Public
6:00 - 9:30 PM: Private Rooftop Cocktail Reception, Buffet Dinner, Televised Concert and Fireworks
**Please note: Schedule subject to change. A detailed itinerary will be provided with event confirmation. This is not an autograph session.

Tickets are limited to four per person and are priced as follows: $350 for Adults and Children above 13 years of age, $150 for Children 13 years of age and under, and Free for Children under 2 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult who has purchased the package. Cardmember must be in attendance; tickets are not transferable for this event.

Event Location:
The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001


Event Location

The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001