Tours and Tickets
Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? Whether you're coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, my Washington, D.C. office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular attractions in our nation's capital. While you are in Washington, D.C., I hope you will stop by and visit my office.
My office is able to help you request tours of the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
These tours are an excellent way to see all that our nation's capital has to offer and are available at no charge to you. However, due to the large number of visitors who seek tours, please make your request as early as possible in order to maximize your chance of securing a spot.
Note: Although we will be glad to request passes on your behalf, it is up to the particular venue to confirm tour requests. All tours are subject to change or cancellation by tour officials without prior notice. Please be advised that we need at least 10 - 12 weeks to book most tours.
Passes to the Visitor's Gallery for the U.S. House of Representatives are always available through my office. The House Visitor’s Gallery is open whenever the House is in session. Please refer to the House Calendar to see the days that Congress is in session. When the House of Representatives is not in session, visitors with passes are admitted to the Gallery from 9 a.m. to no later than 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on sightseeing and other attractions in the Washington D.C. area, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy your visit in our nation's capital. If you have any questions, or if there is anything else that my office can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-6676.
The White House only schedules tours through Congressional Offices. Our office strongly suggests submitting your request more than three months prior to the desired tour dates. Submitting your request more than three months in advance allows our office to process requests at the earliest possible time. Please note that the White House does not accept requests made less than one month prior to the requested tour dates. Getting approval for White House tour requests is often difficult because the White House is only available for tours 12-15 hours per week and receives tens of thousands of requests for tours each week. Submitting a request less than three months in advance greatly decreases the chance for your request to be approved.
The U.S. Capitol is one of the most architecturally impressive and symbolic buildings in the world and is the seat of our democracy. The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) is located below the East Plaza of the Capitol – on 1st Street between Constitution and Independence Avenues. This state-of-the-art facility offers a wonderful introduction to the U.S. Capitol and the Legislative Branch. Tours of the Capitol are available Monday through Saturday from 8:45am to 3:30pm.
The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with an enduring source of knowledge to inform and inspire their intellectual endeavors. Guided tours of the Jefferson building are offered Monday through Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm (no 3:30pm tours on Saturdays).
The Supreme Court building is majestic in size and rich in ornamentation. It serves as both home to the Court and the symbol of its importance as a coequal, independent branch of our government. Tours of the Supreme Court introduce visitors of all ages to the judicial process, the history of the Building, and the architecture of the court.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. In addition to U.S. currency, the BEP produces several other security documents such as portions of U.S. passports and materials for Homeland Security. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is open Monday through Friday (except for Federal Holidays) from 9:00am to 2:00pm. (extended hours during summer). Groups larger than 10 must submit tour requests directly to the BEP. The request form can be found here.