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Visiting Our Nation’s Capitol

We are so glad you are interested in visiting our nation’s capital and joining us on a tour of the White House. Please find some information below that will make your visit easier and set you up for success! 

White House tours are functioning on a limited schedule with hours of operation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are only able to be scheduled 21-90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s) and are confirmed on a first come, first served basis.  Please also note that the White House will be closed between Tues 11/21 – Sat 11/25 and additionally will be closed Tues 12/25 – Sat 12/30.  

The White House notes that constituents can request up to 3 preference dates and reminds you to please ensure your party is available on all 3 of the dates they request. Tour requests only allow preference dates; exact tour times may not be requested. Preference dates should only be listed if the entire group is available for any of the public tour time slots (9:30 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.).  

Specific tour dates and times may not be changed after they are confirmed. All White House Tour confirmations are final and tour requests must include the exact number of guests planning to attend. The White House Visitors Office will not increase the guest quantity after a request has been submitted. All guests regardless of age (to include infants, toddlers, and minors) must RSVP before each tour request RSVP deadline. The deadline is auto generated to be exactly one week to the minute after the tour request was submitted.  

Note: If guests do not RSVP by the deadline, the link will close and cannot be re‐opened. 

The process for non-US citizens is simple: 

 Non‐U.S. citizens must register using the same link as U.S. citizens. The guest should select “no” when answering the “Are you a U.S. citizen?” field. Non‐U.S. citizens should not complete the Social Security number field. Nothing other than a Social Security number should be entered into the Social Security number field (i.e., do not enter a passport number in this field).  

Instead of completing the Social Security number field, non‐U.S. citizens should complete the “Identification Type” and “Identification Number” fields.   For the city and state fields, they should enter Washington as the city and District of Columbia as the state, as that is where they will be visiting.   Due to the nature of the security checks, all non‐U.S. citizens must arrive in the United States at least 48 hours prior to their requested tour dates. We cannot guarantee clearance to non‐U.S. citizens who arrive in the country less than 48 hours prior to their tour. Note: Non‐U.S. Citizens should not enter any information in the SSN field 

The White House tour schedule is subject to change, with little notice, based on inclement weather or official use. You can find public information on White House Tours here: If closed and unable to receive tours the White House encourages you to visit its Visitor Center, open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and located on the Ellipse, just south of the White House between 15th and 17th Streets, NW. The National Park Service at the White House Visitor Center is available to provide your group with a variety of alternative experiences related to the White House including guided walks, talks, films, and lectures. For more information, you may call the White House Visitor Center at (202) 208-1631.  

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (202) 225-2190. Thank you again for allowing our office the privilege of submitting your White House tour request. We are proud to serve the constituents of Arizona’s first district.   

Below are other Washington, D.C. attractions that may be of interest: 

Pentagon – Offers tours on a limited basis for U.S. citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pentagon guides will conduct tours for up 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 lasts for approximately 60 minutes.  

Library of Congress– The Thomas Jefferson Building is open to visitors every Tuesday through Saturday. Daily hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., last entry at 8:00 p.m. For questions about Visitors’ Information, please call (202) 707-8000.  

National Archives Building– Does not require reservations for individuals or groups wishing to enter the National Archives Museum through the general public entrance. It is strongly encouraged to make a reservation if visiting around holiday seasons. 

Supreme Court – Currently closed to the public. 

Washington Monument Open to the public, however, requires a ticket for entrance. Tickets become available daily at 10 a.m. for the next day’s visits (for example, if you are planning to visit on Oct. 5, you can reserve tickets at beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4). An individual may reserve up to six tickets per day. Each visitor over the age of two must have a ticket. There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $1 per ticket. Please note that demand for tickets is extremely high and all tickets for a day are routinely distributed in a few minutes. 

Smithsonian Museums – Located in the National Mall and around D.C., there are a variety of different museums including the Museum of Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, and the Museum of American History. All museums are open to the public and free of charge. Hours of operation vary by location. Please find more information here

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Located on 14th Street SW between Independence Avenue and C Street. Smithsonian is the closest metro station. The Museum is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. Admission to the museum is free, however, you must reserve passes at the museum on a first come, first serve basis. Advance tickets online: Tickets through May 2022 are available now. Tickets for June, July and August will become available on April 4, 2022 at 8 a.m. Same-day tickets online: A limited number of same-day tickets will be available online each day at 7 a.m. 

Arlington National Cemetery – Open to the public at 8 a.m. year-round. From April 1 to Sept. 30 the cemetery closes at 7 p.m.; the other six months it closes at 5 p.m. The Arlington National Cemetery is metro accessible. Parking is also available for an hourly rate. Tram tours depart every 30 minutes, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site – The museum, theatre, Petersen House, and Aftermath Exhibits have reopened with limited days and hours. Please find open availabilities here

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) – 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.