Tours You Can Request Through the Congressman
Please submit tour requests as far in advance as possible. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.
Tours must be confirmed in advance by submitting this form and replying to the tour coordinator after your form has been submitted.
The U.S. Capitol
Our office is able to give staff-led Capitol tours at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, we can also schedule large groups for a guided Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) tour Monday through Saturday.
The White House
The White House allows Congressional offices to request bookings up to 90 days in advance, but at least 3 weeks before the requested date. Please understand that this is a booking request and does not guarantee your tour. Congressional offices have no influence on whether your request will be approved by the White House or not. If the date which you are choosing is within 90 days, it will be unavailable for booking. The White House does not provide tours on Sunday or Monday, and tours that are confirmed are subject to cancellation due to unexpected schedule changes at the White House.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI offers a self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. The tour features interactive multimedia exhibits, content and historical artifacts– including a number of items on display for the very first time-that help illustrate the importance of the Bureau’s work to protect the nation. We can schedule a tour Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. More information can be found at FBI.gov.
Additional Capitol Hill Area Tours
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson building is free and open to the public offering both docent-led public tours and self-guided tours. Docent-led tours are first-come, first-serve basis for groups smaller than 10. To join a docent-led tour, check in at the Visitor Tour area on the Ground Floor Monday through Saturday (excluding New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm (no 12:30pm or 3:30pm tours on Saturdays). The tours are 45 minutes to 1 hour. The visitor's entrance is under the main staircase of the Jefferson building, facing 1st Street, SE. Alternatively, self-guided tours are available from 8:30am-5pm Monday through Saturday. See the brochure for a self-guided tour.
Please review these links ahead of your visit to the Library: Thomas Jefferson Building - Guided Tours, Guidelines & Tips, Activities for Kids & Families, Public Events, Exhibitions. For questions, please contact the Visitor Services Office.
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court does self-guided tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No advance booking is needed. However, please note that when the Court is holding arguments, the building is closed to the public. Also note that the Court's calendar can change quickly. Please refer to the calendar the night before you plan on attending. See the Court's calendar here. The Supreme Court building is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. Further information on self-guided tours can be found here.
The Pentagon prefers that constituents go directly through their web portal instead of through a Congressional office. All guided tours of the Pentagon are free and available by reservation only. Tours are conducted Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Tours are not conducted on weekends or federal holidays. Please request your tour from the main Pentagon tour website.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is open Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends and Federal holidays. Tours are available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The tickets for public tours are retrieved at the ticket booth, located at Raoul Wallenburg Place SW, which opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes when all tickets have been distributed for the day. More information can be found at moneyfactory.gov.