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National Capital Radio and Television Museum

Closed Now: 13:00 - 17:00
Open today: 13:00 - 17:00
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Fun and educational

This special museum would be enjoyable to anyone with an interest in the history of radios and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Outstanding & Unique Museum

Went with a group of 17 that called ahead for a tour and was provided with two excellent guides who... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is the only museum devoted to broadcasting in the National Capital Region. Open to the public Friday 10-5 and Saturday/Sunday 1-5. Closed major holidays. The historic (1906) Harmel house serves as the...more
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2608 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716-1392
+1 301-390-1020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This special museum would be enjoyable to anyone with an interest in the history of radios and televisions. The welcoming and personable staff gives free tours (donations are welcome) of the historic home filled with nostalgia inducing exhibits. Some are hands-on like the radio sound...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

Went with a group of 17 that called ahead for a tour and was provided with two excellent guides who split the group so the rooms were not overcrowded. Reviewed with original equipment and exhibits everything that I had experienced all my life and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank biknallan
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful museum for and radio TV fans, particularly the historical stuff. If you remember vacuum tubes you'll certainly enjoy the small museum in Bowie, MD

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Michael B. was a gracious, patient and knowledgeable host on our private tour. We enjoyed listening to old radio programs and seeing some t.v. programs from the 1950's. This was an enjoyable trip down memory lane.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Happy S
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Anyone enjoying nostalgia will love this museum. It was both educational and entertaining and Ken was a great tour guide. A must see for all radio and tv enthusiasts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karl L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

One of those places everyone passes by but certainly worth the stop. the people working there are wonderfully nice and the museum is full of old radios and televisions with excellent descriptions and info on them and the history of radio and TV.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KenG1246
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a hidden gem. It was a quick trip with my brother and his wife to kill a day before going to the airport. A great exhibit of old TV and radios. The doscents are knowledgeable about the industry and what you are looking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had decided to go to this museum without looking at the days they were open. We got to the door and noticed the sign that said they were closed. By then my husband has already rang the doorbell and a man opened the door...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

If you enjoy museums that have those old junk radios and televisions, this place is not for you. If you enjoy seeing every radio and television ever made and docents who can give you more information that all of the radios and televisions combined, this...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A party of four of us went for a visit that turned out to be very interesting! It's not far from Greenbelt, MD. There were so many kinds/types of radios, tv's & a workshop that they take folks to sometimes. We were there on a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rosivdapirt_12
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