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Visiting DC

Please Note

My office has begun accepting tour requests again for currently open agencies and sites across Washington, DC. Several sites remain closed until further notice.

THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House has resumed public tours on a full operating schedule starting Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Tours will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays. Please note that White House tours are entirely dependent on the White House's schedule, and sometimes tours must be cancelled or rescheduled at the last minute

My office submits tour requests on a 'first come - first serve' basis and a request for a tour does not guarantee tour availability, which means timing is important. It is recommended that you contact my office up to three months prior to (and no less than 21 days in advance of) your planned arrival in Washington.

A member of my staff will contact you with additional information. At that time, you will need to submit security information to be processed by 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.

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THE U.S. CAPITOL

Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building may be scheduled through my office, or by visiting the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) website to reserve timed tour tickets.

The CVC is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tours must be reserved in advance and are available from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

Please note the Bureau of Engraving and Printing remains closed to tours.

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 Bureau 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.

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U.S. SUPREME COURT

Please note the U.S. Supreme Court remains closed to tours.

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.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

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. The National Archives is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. 

A number of self-guided tours of the National Archives are available throughout the day and can be requested through the National Archives website. At this time reserved tours are still suspended.

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THE PENTAGON

Please note the Pentagon remains closed to tours.

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the Department of Defense. Pentagon tours have resumed on a limited basis for U.S. citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tours can be reserved through their website. At this time Congressional tours are still suspended. 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The Library of Congress (LOC) has several buildings, but its grandest is the Jefferson Building, located just across from the Capitol. The Jefferson Building is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with last entry at 4:30 p.m.  

At this time the Library is not offering guided tours. All visitors must reserve timed-entry passes to visit the Library through their website. Groups of 10 people or more should request timed-entry passes through the website form.  

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KENNEDY CENTER

Please note the Kennedy Center has suspended Congressional tours.

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.

Public tours of the Kennedy Center are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., every 10 minutes, all on a walk-up. The tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation's living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency.

FBI HEADQUARTERS

Please note the FBI Headquarters remains closed to tours.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offers a tour of its headquarters entitled The FBI Experience.  This tour is located at the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington, D.C. and is available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  It lasts approximately 90 minutes and must be requested through a Member of Congress.  The tour features content, objects, and interactive multimedia related to the importance of the FBI’s mission to protect the American people.

Once you have submitted your request, a member of my staff will contact you with additional information.  At that time, you will need to submit security information to be processed by the FBI.  This information includes the full name, date of birth, Social Security number, country of origin, and citizenship of each member of the tour group.  For security purposes, these requests must be submitted at least 21 days in advance of the date of the tour.

Please note that the FBI will need to perform a security check on all visitors.

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT

Please note the Treasury Department remains closed to tours.

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.