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Tours and Tickets


*Please click here for information regarding the 59th Presidential Inauguration.*


Until further notice, access to the Capitol Complex for individuals other than Members of Congress, their staffs, and credentialed press will be restricted. Please see the details below for additional information regarding specific tours. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and disruptions this might cause for you and your family.  

As a follow up: If you have plans to reschedule your trip for later this year, please reach out to our tour coordinator ( with your rescheduled itinerary so we can accommodate your future visit.

As always, please call my Washington Office at 202-225-6155 with any additional questions or concerns.

Use this link for the latest tour information:  

***As of March 12, 2020, please refer to the above information for all tours until further notice. Thank you. ***



Visiting Washington, DC is an exciting and educational experience. My door is always open to you, so please don't hesitate to stop by my office to visit with me and my staff. In addition, my staff can serve as a resource to you in booking tours for your trip. Please fill out our online tour request form or contact my office at (202) 225-6155. Below is information about two of the most popular tours, as well as a helpful link to information about other popular tourist sites in Washington.

The United States Capitol

General admission tickets for the United States Capitol are available Monday through Saturday on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early. Tickets are distributed beginning at 8:00 am, and tours are conducted from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Congressional staff led tours are also available Monday-Friday. Please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-6155 for information on tour times and to reserve your spot.

Virtual Capitol tours are still available at 

Book a live, online curriculum-based session here:  

The White House

Due to increased security procedures enacted since September 11, it is very difficult to get tickets to tour the White House and slots are extremely limited. Therefore, we cannot guarantee your request to visit the White House will be approved. Tour requests should be made at least three months in advance and requests are considered on a first come first serve basis. However, the White House does not inform groups about the status of their tour requests until about two weeks before the requested tour date.

Please note, all tours are subject to cancellation due to occasional security concerns or official White House scheduling conflicts.

Additional Washington, DC Attractions & Events That Might be of Interest to You

Veterans History Project

Thank a veteran!  Partner with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) to document oral histories, mementos, letters, maps, pictures and more so that every veteran will be forever memorialized in history. 

The VHP was created in 2000 to preserve and make firsthand remembrances of America’s war veterans accessible. Since then, the VHP has archived thousands of stories from American veterans, including accounts of every war from World War I to recent Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The growth of this collection is supported by volunteers like Scout troops, students, family members, and neighbors who interview the veterans in their lives and submit their oral histories to VHP. The project serves to provide future generations with a better understanding of the realities of war. Click here for more information. 

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