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Welcome to VOA

Studio Tour


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Audio Tour Excerpt

 Click here to watch our Studio Tour promo! 

The Voice of America Studio Tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of our 45 languages.  Tours are guided with audio and video features, and last 45 minutes. 

The Voice of America is a 24-hour, international multimedia news broadcast facility operating around the clock.


  Planning Your Visit:


Hours:
Can't make the whole tour? One option:
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Tour by cell phone

1-800-217-7740, x12

12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(except Federal holidays)

Tours begin promptly to
coincide with live broadcasts

 
Address:330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C.  20237
(map & directions)

Admission:Free

ReservationsRecommended
Can be made online or
phone (202) 203-4990


Language:

Tour Guide Welcomes Children

Kid's Tour details


Tours are conducted in English. 
Tour versions in Spanish and
Mandarin Chinese are available
upon request in advance
.

A special "Kid's Version" of the tour
is also  available for families and
school groups upon request.


Children:


Recommended for children 7 and above;
For school groups grades 5 and up 

Groups:

Call to arrange for groups of 5 or more
(202) 203-4990

wheelchair symbol Accessible

When making reservations, please indicate
if wheelchair or other assistance is required

Security Screening:  All bags and visitors will be screened.  Visitors should plan to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled tour.  Avoid bringing unnecessary belongings.  Weapons and sharp objects are prohibited.

Ben Shahn Mural:  The Cohen building which houses VOA is also home to a historic mural, "The Meaning of Social Security," commissioned by the Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Program in 1940. 

Dining:  Several fast food and sandwich shops located nearby.