Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? Whether you're coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular Federal attractions in our Nation's Capital.
These tours are an excellent way to see all that the nation's capital has to offer and all of these tours are of no charge to you. All tickets are provided to my constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances.
Tour hours and ticket availabilities vary throughout the year, so please contact my office at least 6-8 weeks prior to your trip.
- The White House offers public tours from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, excluding Federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. If your tour is confirmed, please note that you will be assigned a specific time. White House tour requests must be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s) and are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Tour confirmation and denial notifications are emailed no earlier than 14 days prior to the requested tour date. All public White House Tours are self-guided; however, U.S. Secret Service officers are positioned throughout the White House to answer questions and share interesting historical information. All White House tours are free of charge and must be scheduled via my office.
- The Capitol Building is accepting tours Monday through Friday from 8:50 AM to 3:20 PM ET. These tours are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit the Capitol public tour portal to schedule these tours or contact my office.
- The Library of Congress requires a timed entry pass, which can be reserved at their public tour portal. Passes are released 30 days in advance and provide visitors with a fifteen-minute increments. Each visitor may claim upwards of ten passes. The Thomas Jefferson Building is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am- 5 pm, with hours on Thursday to 8:00 pm.
- he Museum of African American History is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (except for December 25th). Tickets can be claimed up to 30 days in advance via their public tour portal. Same-day tickets are also available and made accessible each morning at 8:15 am.
- The Kennedy Center is open Monday-Sunday from 10:00 am to Midnight. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Ticket information is accessible on their website or by calling (202) 467-4600. Victura Park at the River Pavilion is open Wednesday- Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
- The National Zoo is open daily from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Passes are available 30 days in advance via their public tour portal. Same-day passes can be claimed depending on availability. Each visitor can claim 6 passes per reservation and may enter the property between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Parking passes are $30 per car. It’s advised to purchase passes before your visit, but same-day passes are available as space permits.
- The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is open to the public Monday through Friday. Tickets are distributed at 8:00 AM day-of at the BEP Tour and Visitor Center located on 14th Street. More information regarding BEP tours can be found on their tour website.
- The Supreme Court does not offer guided walking tours, but visitors are encouraged to tour public portions of the building on a self-guided basis and take advantage of a variety of educational programs, including Courtroom Lectures and court-related Exhibitions . In addition to the Courtroom, portions of the first and ground floors are open to the public. Highlights include the John Marshall statue, portraits and busts of former Justices, and two self-supporting marble staircases. The Courtroom is located on the first floor. Court sessions, including the handing down of opinions, are also open to the public. Highlights is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should be aware that the business of the Court may affect public access to the building and visitor programs. Please check Today at the Court on the homepage for the Court’s daily calendar.
- The Pentagon tour lasts for approximately 60 minutes and follows a route that is approximately one and a half miles in length. Tours do not operate on federal holidays and weekends. Reservations may only be submitted from 14 to 90 days in advance. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within 13 days or more than 90 days away. You can book your tour through the Pentagon’s public tour portal , which also offers additional information for visitors.
- The FBI Experience is a self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Open to the public, the tour features interactive multimedia exhibits, content, and artifacts—including a number of items from notable cases on display for the very first time—that help illustrate the importance of the Bureau’s work to protect the nation. Operating hours are Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays and can be scheduled up to five months in advance but no later than four weeks prior to the desired visit date. These tours are scheduled via my office.
- Information regarding the Smithsonian museums, including hours of operation and visitation guidelines, can be accessed via their website .
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