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Several tours and public attractions in Washington D.C. have been impacted by COVID-19.

If you are planning to visit Washington, D.C., please use this page to stay up to date on the operating status of tours and public attractions. The following locations have announced changes in operating status and tours (please click on the attraction you wish to visit for further updates):



United States Capitol and House and Senate Office Buildings: All Buildings Closed to the public and tours canceled until further notice.

White House Tours - Reopening to a limited amount of public tours on September 12, 2020 with safety guidelines. Click here for more information.

Library of Congress: All buildings Closed to the public and tours suspended until further notice.

FBI Building: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

Department of State: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

Pentagon: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

Smithsonian Museums: The Smithsonian's National Zoo and the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, are open to the public. Free, timed-entry passes are required for entry. The Smithsonian has reopened four of its Washington, D.C. museums: the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall; the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, both located at Eighth and G Streets N.W.; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum near the White House. These locations have reopened with new health and safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will have reduced days or hours of operation, and visitors will need to reserve free timed-entry passes to visit most locations.

National Zoo: Open. Free, timed-entry passes are required for entry.

Holocaust Museum: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

National Archives: Building Closed to the public and all tours suspended until further notice.

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: Building Closed to the public and all performances suspended until further notice.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: All events CANCELLED.

Arlington National Cemetery: Closed to the public; Open to families for visitation; scheduled funerals will CONTINUE as planned.

Museum of the Bible: Open and operating under reduced capacity and staggered entry.

International Spy Museum: OPEN daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance tickets are required, and guests must abide by social distancing guidelines and mask requirements.

National Arboretum: Open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court: Building Closed to the public until further notice.

Ford’s Theatre: Closed until further notice

National Law Enforcement Museum: All tours suspended until further notice.

U.S. Treasury Building: Public tours suspended until further notice.

National Gallery of Art: The West Building is open and taking visitors with reservations for timed passes. The National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden will be open beginning July 4, 2020.

National Museum of Women in the Arts: Open. Encourage visitors to purchase timed tickets in advance.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens: Open. Reservations must be made in advance.

ARTECHOUSE : Open with limited capacity and hours of operation. They request tickets to be purchased online prior to your visit.

The Phillips Collection : Closed to the public until further notice.

Washington National Cathedral: Closed to the public until further notice.

National Geographic Museum: Closed to the public and all NG Live events will be canceled until further notice.

National Building Museum: Closed to the public until further notice.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Closed to the public until further notice.

Entertainment and Sports Arena: Closed to the public until further notice.

RFK Stadium: Closed to the public until further notice.

DC Armory: Closed to the public until further notice.

The Fields at RFK Campus: Closed to the public until further notice.

Skate Park at RFK Campus: Closed to the public until further notice.

Festival Grounds at RFK Campus: Closed to the public until further notice.

Gateway DC : Closed to the public until further notice.

National Children's Museum: Closed to the public until further notice.

Capital One Arena: Closed to the public until further notice. Affected events are being rescheduled.

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument: Closed to the public until further notice.

Old Post Office Tower: Closed to the public until further notice.

Lincoln's Cottage: Interior of the cottage remains closed. They are offering outdoor experiences instead: Storytelling on the South Lawn and Cemetery Tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Anderson House: Closed to the public until further notice.

DAR Museum: Closed to the public until further notice

George Washington's Mount Vernon: OPEN from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Non-members should buy tickets online in advance. Guests and staff are required to wear face coverings and must social distance.

Mansion on O Street: Open for tours with advanced online reservations.

Tudor Place: The historic house is currently closed for tours. Self-guided visits are permitted, but guests must reserved a timed ticket entry.

Glenstone: Open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required, and tickets are available two weeks in advance on Mondays at 10 a.m. Visits are limited to groups of 5 people.

U.S. Botanic Garden: Closed to the public until further notice.

My office is happy to provide tickets to some Washington, D.C. attractions to residents of Wisconsin’s Sixth District. All tickets are free and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Capitol Tickets - The U.S. Capitol tour is a fascinating trip through time and worth a trip to Washington, D.C. in itself. The 60-minute tour starts in the Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) and features sights such as the old Supreme Court chamber, old Senate chamber, Statuary Hall and, of course, the inside of the Capitol rotunda. Congressional tour coordinators are able to schedule specific times for Capitol tours up to five months in advance. In order to maximize the chances of scheduling a Capitol tour, please make your tour request more than five months in advance, so we can ensure your place in line.

White House Tickets - The White House is an iconic landmark of Washington, D.C. and a symbol of freedom throughout the world. Visitors start the journey outside of the White House complex, before entering the grounds. When inside, the 45-minute self-guided tour begins. Remember, this is a self-guided tour, so the amount of time you spend inside will vary based on your group size and the total number of visitors that day. The White House is the most requested tour in Washington, D.C. and space is extremely limited. Congressional tour coordinators are able to request White House tours up to three months in advance. To maximize your chances of being accepted, please request a White House tour more than three months in advance. Once my tour coordinator has submitted your request, you will be sent an email to fill out additional security information for your entire party. Once the security information is submitted, the White House will let us know two weeks before your trip if you have been accepted and the time of your tour. The start times for White House tours are: Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. ET until 11:30 a.m. ET, and Friday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m. ET until 1:30 p.m. ET. Again, we will not know the date and time of your tour until two weeks before your trip, so thank you in advance for being patient.
Contact Information
Tour Information Please select each ticket type you would like me to request for you:
Tickets are free, and provided on a first-come first-served basis. If my office is unable to secure a congressional tour for the sites you selected, most locations are available for public tours. Please visit here for information about public tour information for many of the sites in Washington D.C.

Admittance is determined by the individual tour site or agency, not by the Congressional office. Unless specified, tours are available Monday through Friday.

Trip Information
Due to the way Congressional tours are processed in Washington D.C., please only list dates you are available from 7:00 am EST to 5:00 pm EST.

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