Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC?
While you are in Washington, D.C., I encourage you and your family to stop by my office. Please fill out our online tour request form or contact my office at (202) 225-2476. In addition, my staff can serve as a resource to you in booking tours for your trip.
Find more information on visiting Washington. White House tours will resume on Friday, April 15, 2022 and are available on Fridays and Saturdays starting between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ET. Tours of the U.S. Capitol will resume on Monday, March 28, 2022 and will be available Monday through Friday between 10:10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET depending on availability.
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.
Additional Washington, DC Attractions
Library of Congress: The Jefferson building is now open to the public with a timed entry pass.
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: Tours are available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to p.m. and Friday from noon to 4 p.m., and normally last approximately 60 minutes. The program does not operate on federal holidays and weekends. Reservations may be booked from 14 to 90 days in advance.
Smithsonian Museums:Museums are open to the public; only the National Museum of African American History requires a timed entry pass.
National Zoo: The National Zoo is currently open to the public with a timed entry pass.
Holocaust Museum: Open to the public with a free timed entry pass.
National Archives: Open to the public with a free timed entry pass. Monday–Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Arlington National Cemetery: Tomb of unknown soldier and President John F. Kennedy’s Gravesite now fully open. Exhibits in Memorial Amphitheater and Welcome center are also open. Both are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum of the Bible: Wednesday through Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
International Spy Museum: During weekdays it is open from 10 am – 6 pm. On weekends, it is open from 9 am – 7 pm. Visitors have to purchase tickets beforehand and follow social distancing guidelines as well as mask requirements.
National Arboretum: The U.S. National Arboretum is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the year except for Christmas Day. Admission is free and no tickets are needed.
U.S. Supreme Court: Building closed to the public until further notice.
Ford’s Theatre: Open Wednesday – Monday with purchased tickets.
National Law Enforcement Museum: Tours reopening on August 27, 2021.
U.S. Treasury Building: Tours are available on Saturdays at 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Must be scheduled in advance.
National Gallery of Art: The West Building is open and taking visitors with reservations for timed passes. The Sculpture Garden is open daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral: Purchased tickets are required; Sunday's 10:15am-1pm
National Geographic Museum: Closed to the public and all NG Live events will be canceled until further notice.
National Building Museum: Open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Open for limited events.
National Children's Museum: Open to the public with purchased tickets; Thursday-Sunday 9:30am – 4:30 pm
Old Post Office Tower: Tours (based on availability) Sunday — Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm (close 6 pm), Thursday Friday & Saturday 11 am - 7pm (close 9pm).
Lincoln's Cottage: Open to the public daily. No tickets required.
George Washington's Mount Vernon: 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Mansion on O Street: Open for tours with advanced online reservations 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Botanic Garden: Currently, the U.S. Botanic Gardens is closed to the public.
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden: The Garden is open to the public daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The building is now open to the public from Thursday-Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm.