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Freedom Forum Sells Newseum Building in D.C. to John Hopkins University for $372.5M

Newseum will remain open through the end of the year. (Photo courtesy of LoopNet Inc.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freedom Forum has sold 555 Pennsylvania Ave., the building that houses Newseum, to John Hopkins University for 372.5 million. The private research university plans to use the 475,000-square-foot property as a consolidated center for its D.C.-based graduate programs. Freedom Forum is the creator and primary funder of Newseum, and in August 2017 announced that it was open to multiple options to fund or sell the museum focused on increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Newseum will remain open through the end of the year.

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