Students from Montgomery Middle School tour the U.S. Capitol.
If you would like to set up tours for your trip to Washington, please first review this page. After you have determined which tours you hope to attend of those my office schedules, please call my Washington, DC office at (202) 225-2040. Please do not email tour requests.
My Washington office is always happy to help you schedule tours of some of our capital’s premiere attractions! Please contact us in Washington as early as possible so that we can do our best to ensure that your trip meets your expectations.
Also, please keep in mind that acceptance or denial of tours is handled completely by the tour site and not up to my office. All tours are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Enjoy your time in Washington, D.C.!
As you can probably imagine, the White House remains one of the most popular tour attractions in DC. Tours that are granted are generally requested six months in advance, so please contact us early! To further expedite this process, please be prepared to provide the date of birth and social security number for each person in your tour group when you contact our office.
Scheduling is at the discretion of the White House and, even with advance notice, the White House may not be able to accommodate your request. The White House requires that any request my office submits be made at least 1 month in advance, so please contact our office prior to that date.
White House tours require a security check in advance, and there are restrictions on what personal items can be brought on a White House tour. For more information, see the White House website.
While the following sites all offer public tours, my office is often able to arrange Congressional tours for my constituents. Please contact my Washington office at 202-225-2040 with 4-6 weeks advance notice as tour space is limited. The links provided below will lead you directly to each attraction's tour website where you can find information regarding hours, ticket restrictions, directions, and contact numbers.
Please note that tours of the U.S. Capitol are now based out of the newly opened and beautiful Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). My office can make Capitol tour reservations for you as well as schedule tours for other sites, or you can now book your own tour of the Capitol/CVC.
- US Capitol building (including House and Senate Gallery passes)
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing, DC location
- Supreme Court
- Library of Congress
- Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
All guided tours of the Pentagon are free and are available to schools, educational organizations and other select groups by reservation only. Tours are conducted Monday through Friday during normal working hours. Tours are not conducted on weekends or Federal holidays. Groups interested in touring the Pentagon should contact the Pentagon Tour Office at 703-697-1776. Additional information can be found on the Pentagon Tour Site
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Unfortunately, this tour is closed until further notice.
The following sites allow the public to make direct reservations:
Other Visitor Information
There are many points of interest in our nation's capital that are open to the public and do not require tour reservations. While you are here, I would encourage you to visit our impressive national monuments, museums, and other popular visitor destinations. Below is a list of sites you may wish to consider:
Monuments & Memorials
- Washington Monument
- Arlington National Cemetery, including the Tomb of the Unknowns & the John F. Kennedy gravesite
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- National Mall & Memorial Parks
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
- Naval Historical Center and Museum
- US Marine Corps War Memorial
- US Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Zoo
- Capital Children's Museum
- Marian Koshland Science Museum
- Discovery Theater (in the Arts & Industry building of the Smithsonian Institution)
Museums & Other Attractions
The Washington, D.C. area is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. The Washington Post Museum Guide can help you find those that are of particular interest to you. Here are some popular favorites:
- Smithsonian Institution Museums
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Phillips Collection
- International Spy Museum
- Corcoran Gallery of Art
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Mount Vernon