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Tours and Tickets

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.

The Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended for a tour. Visit the schedule a tour page to select a day/time. All tours are led by our professional tour guides and visit the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall. The tour does not include the Senate and House Galleries. The tour route is subject to change. All tours, programs and activities are free of charge. Visitors enter the Capitol Visitor Center, which is located underground on the east side of the Capitol. Please leave time to go through security and review the U.S. Capitol’s prohibited items list before your visit. For information on tours offered in Mandarin and Spanish, please view the Foreign Language Tours page.

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:  The BEP in DC will open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with last entry at 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed federal holidays. At this time, the BEP will conduct tours at the times listed below.  Congressional offices will be notified when additional tours times are added. Tickets for the public tours will be distributed daily beginning at 8:00 AM on a first-come first-serve basis at the BEPs Tour entrance, located on 14 and C Streets, SW.  Should you have any questions regarding constituent tours, please send them to:  Tours will be conducted at these times:  

  • Congressional Constituent Tours- 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. // Public Tours (Tickets Required)- 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. 

U.S. Department of Treasury – Main Treasury tours occur every other Saturday of the month, save for some holiday weekends. Docents conduct tours at 9 am and 10:30 am, each lasting about an hour. Fifteen people can attend each tour. The department cannot accommodate large groups or offer Main Treasury tours during the workweek. Please send me a message with the first, middle, and last names of everyone in your party and each person’s email addresses for the Secret Service clearance system. Each constituent will get an online form to fill out, which is secure and goes right to the Secret Service.

Department of State: For further information, please contact the Tour Office by calling 202-647-3241 or emailing the Tour Office at

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

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

National Museum of American History

National Museum of the American Indian (DC)

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City

  • Friday, June 18 

National Museum of Natural History

National Zoo: The Zoo is open every day, except Dec. 25. Passes are mandatory for entry. Grounds Open: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last admittance is at 5 p.m. Exhibit Buildings Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (summer) / 4 p.m. (winter)
Please note: last admittance to exhibit buildings is 30 minutes before closing.

Reserve Passes

Group Passes

  • Winter hours begin Sept. 15: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last admittance at 3 p.m.
  • Summer hours begin March 15: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last admittance is at 5 p.m.

Holocaust Museum: Free timed-entry tickets are required to enter the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition only. Tickets are not required for Daniel’s Story and other special exhibitions. Reserve tickets online before your visit to the Museum. The Museum and its exhibitions are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

Advance tickets online: Tickets through August 2024 are available now. 

  • Tickets for September – November 2024 will be available starting July 8, 2024
  • Tickets for December 2024 – February 2025 will be available starting October 7, 2024
  • Tickets for March – May 2025 will be available starting January 6, 2025

Same-day tickets online: A limited number of same-day tickets will be available online each day at 7 a.m. ET. Tickets reserved online before your visit are subject to a $1 transaction fee.

Groups that are not affiliated with a school or tour company, or groups smaller than 55 people, can reserve tickets through our general ticketing system. Small groups can reserve 25 tickets per transaction. Learn more about group reservations.

National Archives10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. Open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is always free. Reservations are not required.

701 Constitution Avenue, NW
[between 7th & 9th Streets]
Washington, DC 20408

  • The General Admission entrance is near the corner of Constitution Avenue and 9th Street, to the left of the stairs.
  • The Special Events entrance is near the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, to the right of the stairs.
  • The National Archives Research Center entrance is at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: The current hours of public access are Monday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–midnight. Plan your own visit to this D.C. must-see memorial and be sure to take one of our free tours. Choose from the main Kennedy Center building, the REACH, or the Campus Highlights tour.

Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. at the end of Memorial Avenue, which extends from Memorial Bridge. Arlington is accessible from the major roadways in the D.C. area: Interstate 95, the Capital Beltway (I-495), the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295). The cemetery is also a stop on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system. Arlington Cemetery station, on Metro’s Blue line, is a short walk from the Welcome Center

Museum of the Bible: Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Get tickets here. Members and groups receive early entry: 9:00–10:00 a.m. (except on Sundays) Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Closes at 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. Subject to change seasonally. Excludes evening events or programs supporting and approved by Museum of the Bible. Please contact Customer Service with any questions at (866) 430-MOTB or

International Spy Museum: Advance timed tickets recommended. Save up to 30% by buying in advance. Prices will never fall below what is listed today but will increase until the visit date. Tickets are opened 45 days before sale date. The International Spy Museum’s address is 700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20024. The Spy Museum can be easily accessed via: metro/trainbusbikecar, or rideshare.  

  • TUESDAY 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • THURSDAY 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • FRIDAY 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • SUNDAY 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • MONDAY 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

National Arboretum: The outside grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) are open daily to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum’s tropical conservatory and exhibits gallery are closed until further notice.

Please note: The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is closed in observance of all federal holidays from November through February. The grounds of the Arboretum are open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

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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