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NPR Headquarters
Daytime Tour

Free for Smithsonian Associates Members

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Code: 1E0169

NPR Headquarters

Take a customized tour of NPR’s state-of-the-art, national headquarters in DC’s vibrant NoMa neighborhood. Since its incorporation as a non-profit in 1970, NPR has evolved from a radio broadcaster into the nation’s largest media network, with 975 stations, 18 international and 16 domestic bureaus. Ninety-five percent of the US population is within listening area of a station carrying NPR programming. On the tour, you will have access to the “heart” of the building: the open, two-story newsroom and broadcast studios where NPR news, programming and digital staff follow and produce stories.  You will also observe the office of the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes programming around the country, a function once accomplished by sending tapes through the US mail service. Known for its many environmental innovations, the headquarters facility has earned an LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

General Information

  • Meet your Associate Rep by the Information Desk inside the building entrance, no later than listed start time.
  • While there is metered street parking and several parking lots and garages near the museum, space is limited, your best bet is using METRO.

NPR Headquarters
1111 North Capitol St NE
Metro: NOMA-Gallaudet U