• The U.S. Capitol

    U.S. Capitol Visitor Information and Orientation Video for Students

    Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building may be scheduled through my office, or by visiting the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) for walk-up availability.  

    The CVC is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours begin every 10 minutes from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

  • The White House

    White House Visitor Information

    I am pleased to help Rhode Islanders schedule tours of the White House.  There are several requirements that must be met for White House tours, including security checks and advance reservations.

    Public tours must be requested through a Member of Congress.  These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays).  As always, White House tour schedules are entirely dependent on the President's and First Lady's schedules, and sometimes tours must be cancelled or rescheduled at the last minute.

    Due to the limited availability of White House tours, it is imperative that you contact my office at your earliest convenience and at least three months prior to your planned arrival in Washington.  The White House will accept reservations six months in advance, and I recommend that you contact me at the beginning of this window.

    Once I receive your available dates for a tour, a member of my staff will contact you for additional security information, which we must submit to the U.S. Secret Service.  This information includes the full name, date of birth, Social Security number, country of origin, and citizenship of each member of the tour group.

    The White House Visitors Office schedules tours on a first come, first serve basis, and only offers a limited number of tickets.  My office is notified two to four weeks in advance of the requested tour as to whether the White House can accommodate your request.


    Please note: On September 4, 2009, President Obama announced that visitor access records to the White House Complex will be made publicly available 90-120 days after the date of visit.  This policy includes all guests touring the White House.  Please be aware that your full name and the date of your visit will be part of the publicly released records.  Your date of birth, Social Security number, and all other information provided will not be released.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court Visitor Information

    Reserved tours of the U.S. Supreme Court are available Monday through Friday when the Court is not in session.  Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes.  Public tours are also available Monday through Friday, every hour on the half hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tour Information

    A limited number of Congressional tours may be reserved for constituents interested in visiting the bureau responsible for the design and manufacture of U.S. currency, postage stamps, and Treasury notes.  Please notify my office as early as possible if you wish to arrange a Congressional tour.  

    Congressional tours begin at 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, and last approximately 40 minutes.  From April to August, there are additional Congressional tour times at 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, and 4:45 p.m.  

    Additionally, the Burea of Engraving and Printing offers walk-up tours through its Visitor Center and Tour Office.  Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis, and available Monday through Friday year-round.  

    Please note that walk-up and publicly reserved tour times differ from Congressional tour times.  

  • National Archives

    National Archives Visitor Information

    The National Archives features the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, as well as current and past special exhibits. Reserved tours lasting about 90 minutes are available Monday through Friday at 9:45 a.m.  

    Please notify our office as early as possible to request a reserved tour. Additionally, a number of self-guided tours of the National Archives are available throughout the day and can be requested through this office.

    Unreserved walk-up visits to the National Archives are also available, but budgeting time for admission lines is recommended.  

  • The Pentagon

    Pentagon Visitor Information

    The Pentagon is the headquarters of the Department of Defense.  Tours are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the hour.  Please notify my office as early as possible if you wish to arrange a Congressional tour.

  • Kennedy Center

    Kennedy Center Visitor Information

    Congressional tours of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  The tour includes Presidential boxes and private lounges.  The 4:30 p.m. tour ends at the Millennium Stage, just in time for a free performance at 6:00 p.m.

  • Library of Congress

    Library of Congress Visitor Information

    The Library of Congress (LOC) has several buildings, but its grandest is the Jefferson Building, located just across from the Capitol.  Public tours of the Jefferson Building are conducted Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the hour, or on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Tours of 10 people or more should reserve a time in advance.  

    Reserved tours may be scheduled through my office, or through the LOC directly.  Reserved tours and large group tours may occur at different times than public, walk-up tours.  Please contact my office for details.

  • Treasury Department

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Visitor Information

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is located directly adjacent to the White House.  Like its neighbor, the Treasury Building has remained on its original Pennsylvania Avenue site since 1899, and is home to an impressive collection of artifacts, works of art, and furniture.  The tour focuses on the history of the Treasury and the architectural history of the building.

    The Treasury Building is open for public tours on Saturday mornings, with reservations available only through Congressional offices.  The name, date of birth, and Social Security number for each member of the tour group will be required.  Tours last approximately 60 minutes.