National Capital Radio & Television Museum

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Radio and Television Museum


Located in a 1906 storekeeper’s house, the National Capital Radio and Television Museum explores broadcast history from the earliest days of wireless telegraph to the development of television.

A fascinating collection of broadcast memorabilia includes Depression-era cathedral radios, early televisions, “French Fry” transistors, crystal sets…and even the sound effects equipment from Washington’s legendary Walker and Scott radio program.

Museum Information

Group tours for 10 or more persons are available. Please call 301-390-1020 to arrange a tour. Admission is free; donations are welcomed.