The U.S. Capitol is open for tours, including staff-led tours. Currently, staff-led tours are available Monday through Friday and are restricted to one tour per week with a cap at 15 people. Please be mindful that because of these rules, tours will be limited. To ensure a spot on a staff-led store, please allow plenty of time in advance.
For your travel planning, below is a list of Washington, D.C. museums and their operating status:
The White House: Public tours are typically available from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, excluding Federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. Tours are available to schedule during a 21 to 90 day window from the date of booking. If your tour is confirmed, please note that you will be assigned a specific time. All White House tours are free of charge. The White House tour schedule is subject to change, with little notice, based on inclement weather or official use.
United States Capitol and House and Senate Office Buildings: The U.S. Capitol Building and House and Senate Office Buildings are currently open.
Library of Congress: Building is open for timed, ticketed entry for visitors. Please use this link to visit the Library of Congress website. Timed-entry passes are available up to 30 days in advance.
FBI Building: Contact my office and ask to schedule a tour of The FBI Experience. Operating hours are Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding federal holidays. You can schedule a visit to The FBI Experience up to five months in advance but no later than four weeks prior to the desired visit date. In the event of unforeseen operating delays and/or closures of the JEH building, tours during impacted hours will be cancelled. Tours must be rescheduled for a later date.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice.
Department of State: Building CLOSED to public and all tours SUSPENDED until further notice.
Pentagon: Offers tours on a limited basis for U.S. citizens on Tuesdays and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1p.m. Pentagon guides will conduct tours for us to 20 people during each time slot. Individuals must register at least two weeks in advance and will require clearance to enter the Pentagon by the Pentagon Protection agency. Tours are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles in length and last for approximately 60 minutes.
Smithsonian Museums (list here):
Smithsonian Gardens and Outdoor Exhibitions – no passes needed
Haupt Garden open daily dawn to dusk
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All others open 24 hours
National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reserve Free Passes
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve Free Passes
Wednesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reserve Free passes
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Wednesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reserve free passes
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reserve free passes
National Museum of American History
Friday through Tuesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve free passes
National Museum of the American Indian (DC)
Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve free passes
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve free passes.
Separate timed-entry passes are are required for giant panda viewing. Asia Trail/Panda Passes
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City
Thursday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reserve free passes
Friday, June 18
National Museum of Natural History
Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reserve free passes
National Zoo: OPEN
Holocaust Museum: OPEN
National Archives: OPEN
John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: OPEN
Arlington National Cemetery: OPEN
Museum of the Bible: OPEN
International Spy Museum: OPEN
National Arboretum: OPEN
Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC? While you are in Washington, DC. please feel welcome to stop by our office. Whether you’re coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, we can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular federal attractions in our nation’s capital.
All tickets are provided to 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. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.