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Tours and Tickets

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

National Portrait Gallery

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

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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.

    Requested Tours

    Please select the tours your are interested in: (Check all that apply)

    Please choose three dates everyone in your party is available to tour the White House. Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The tours are self-guided.

    White House tours can only be requested 21 to 90 days in advance of the tour.

    Each person in your tour party must submit the requested security information to the White House via a link they provide following the submitted reservation. Once a reservation has been submitted, the party has seven days to fill out the White House requested information. If all members of the party do not register, the submission will be canceled. Please contact our office if this occurs to resubmit the reservation.

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    (You must be available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on any date you put in this box. Also, please include any and all dates you are available)

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