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About the Tour

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.

The public VOA Studio Tour is currently suspended. When the public studio tours resume, the following information will be helpful to interested visitors:

Public Tours

  • 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 10 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

For group tour requests, please contact

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. For special tours of the murals, please contact