Visiting Washington, D.C.

Visiting Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, D.C. office can arrange for you to visit various attractions in and around our nation's capital.  All tour requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are no guarantees that tours will be granted. 


TO REQUEST TOURS: Please fill out our tour form here

PLEASE NOTE: April through August are the busiest tourist months in Washington, D.C. During this period, tours are available on an extremely limited basis, so please make your requests as soon as possible.


THE WHITE HOUSE Completed tour requests must be submitted no later than 21 days and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour dates. The White House Visitors Office grants tours on a first-come, first-served basis, so please submit your request as soon as possible.

UNITED STATES CAPITOL - The Capitol Visitor’s Center conducts free guided tours of the Capitol Monday through Saturday throughout the year. You can reserve a tour up to two months advance. Tours will be conducted from 8:50am to 3:20pm. The Capitol will be open on all federal holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Inauguration Day. You can now book your tours online directly through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in just minutes. Tel: (202) 226-8000. Passes for the House and Senate galleries are available in my office. 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Jefferson Building. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Located at First Street and Independence Avenue, SE. Public Tours available Monday-Friday 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM; Saturdays 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM. Additionally, Congressional reserved tours are available through my office. Tel: (202) 707-9779.

THE SUPREME COURT - Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Lectures are held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour when the court is not in session. No tours are given during August. Located at First Street and Maryland Avenue, NE. Group tours of 50 or more must contact the Supreme Court at least one month in advance. Tel: (202) 479-3211

NATIONAL ARCHIVES  Reservations are not required for individuals or groups wishing to enter through the general public entrance. Open seven days a week, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes to closing. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day. Plan on spending at least 90 minutes viewing a 17-minute introductory film in the McGowan Theater and visiting three exhibit galleries - the Lawrence F. O’Brien changing exhibit gallery, the Public Vaults permanent exhibit gallery, and the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom - home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Tel: (202) 501-5205

More Washington, D.C. Tour Information!

Public Tour Information Guide
Click here to download (.pdf) and print our helpful, comprehensive guide to congressional and public tours in Washington, DC prepared by my office.