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

Arts & Entertainment

The Newseum, known as one of the most interactive museums in the world, is located in the heart of Washington DC between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

This Inside Access from Chase experiences includes two days of Newseum access, including Independence Day and the following day. Enjoy exhibitions and activities for the all ages such as the newly opened exhibition in honor of the 240th anniversary of the United States independence from Great Britain: 1776! Breaking News: Independence. The Newseum presents an original edition of The Pennsylvania Evening Post dated July 6, 1776, featuring the first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence.

Also new to the Newseum in 2016, is an exploration of milestone civil rights events: 1966: Civil Rights at 50, an interactive exhibit surrounding the upcoming election: CNN Politics: Campaign 2016, and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes: Pulitzer Prizes at 100/Pulitzer Editorial Cartoons.

Prior to the evening rooftop terrace dinner celebration, Inside Access from Chase guests will break into small groups for private behind the scenes tours, featuring access to a control room and studio. After the museum closes to the public, guests will also have an hour of private access to the Newseum.

The celebration will continue 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 specialty food stations prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Summer-inspired cocktails will be offered at the premium bar as well as indoor-outdoor seating.

Guests will enjoy a dessert menu prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, featuring the recipes of Chef Roland Mesnier, the most notable pastry chef to five Presidents. Chef Mesnier served twenty six years in the White House for Presidents Carter, through President George W. Bush.

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 and 5th during public hours
  • Private behind-the-scenes guided tour (30 minutes)
  • After-hours private access to the Newseum from 5 to 6 PM on July 4th*
  • “Red, White, & Blue” rooftop terrace reception and buffet dinner presented by Wolfgang Puck Catering
  • Large screen viewing of the national television concert
  • Rooftop viewing of fireworks
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Pre-signed copy of one of Roland Mesnier’s cookbooks
  • Opportunity to return to the Newseum on July 5th 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. 

Tentative Event Schedule

Please note: Schedule subject to change. A detailed itinerary will be provided with event confirmation.

Event Pricing


$350 per person

Children 13 Years of Age and Under

$150 per person

Please note: Children under the age of two are free but they must be included in your reservation.

Event Location

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001