The Voice of America is canceling VOA Studio Tours until further notice due to concerns related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. We will be continuously reevaluating the situation, as more information on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 becomes available through official national public health channels. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. Please check back with us regularly for any updates.

About the VOA Tour

Tours of the VOA radio and television studios in Washington are available to the public. It's a fascinating look at the largest U.S. international broadcast operation.

The Voice of America Studio Tour offers a firsthand look at VOA's live news and information programming that is available to an international audience in more than 40 languages on multiple platforms, including radio, television, and the Internet.

Daily Tours

  • The daily VOA Studio Tour is offered Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m. (except federal holidays and when noted as closed on the calendar).
  • Visitors should arrive 10 minutes early to go through security screening. Those arriving after 12:00 p.m. will not be admitted.
  • No reservations required; tours limited to a maximum of 20 people on a first come, first served basis.
  • Use the C Street entrance to the building.
  • Admission: Free
  • Tours last 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Tours are conducted in English only.
  • Tour is recommended for those age 16 and above.

Group Tours

Historic Murals

VOA's headquarters is home to a series of historic murals commissioned by the U.S. government to depict the Social Security Act and other New Deal programs enacted in response to the Great Depression. Lithuanian-born artist Ben Shahn was selected in 1940 to paint the most prominent of the murals.