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Due to work to restore the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the Rotunda is scheduled to close on July 25 and anticipated to reopen on September 8. Tour routes will be shortened and modified
We offer staff-led tours of the U.S. Capitol, beginning at my office in 137 Cannon House Office Building. Please note you cannot take food or beverages into the Capitol.
We also offer tickets to the House and Senate galleries, which you can pick up in our DC office. The House gallery is open when the House is in session and from 9 am and 4 pm when the House is out of session. The Senate gallery is only open when the Senate is in session.
Tour Times: Tour times are subject to office availability.
Walk-up Tours: 8:50 am – 3:20 pm, Monday – Saturday. We highly recommend booking your tour online.
Location: East Capitol Street and 1st Street Southeast
Metro Stops: Capitol South (Orange, Blue, Silver) and Union Station (Red)
Parking: There is very limited, two-hour street parking near the Capitol. We recommend taking the metro, if possible.
Our office can submit a tour request to the White House for a self-guided tour of the ceremonial rooms and the East Wing. Unfortunately, due to high demand, the White House only approves a small percentage of tours. The White House schedules tours on a first-come, first-serve basis so we recommend requesting as many dates as possible, as early as possible. We cannot request a particular time, but we can rank dates in order of preference.
You may submit your request up to three months in advance, but no later than 3 weeks prior to your desired tour dates. The White House schedules tours approximately two weeks before the requested date so please keep that in mind when planning your trip.
Tours Times: 7:30 am – 11:30 am, Tuesday – Thursday, and 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. No tours are offered on Sunday and Monday. Certain dates, such as federal holidays, are excluded, and all tours are subject to last-minute cancellation.
Walk-up Tour: The White House Visitor Center is open 7:30 am – 4:00 pm daily.
Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Metro Stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square (Orange, Blue, Silver), and Metro Center (Orange, Blue, Silver and Red)
We can reserve a limited number of spots on tours at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There is a maximum of 10 visitors per group.
Tour Times: 8:15 am and 8:45 am, Monday through Friday. April through August there are additional tours at 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 4:30 pm, and 4:45 pm.
Walk-up Tours: Tours run every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Find more information on how to obtain a ticket on the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s
Location: 14th and C Street Southwest
Metro Stops: Smithsonian (Orange, Blue, Silver)
Tour Times: 9:45 am and 1:45 pm, Monday through Friday, and 12:45 pm during high season.
Walk-up Tours: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm on Saturday. You can find out more and reserve themed tours on the Library of Congress’ website.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st Street SE and Independence Avenue
Metro Stops: Capitol South (Orange, Blue, Silver)
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** To submit your tour request we will need detailed information such as:
name, birth date, place of birth, and social security number. Please be prepared to provide this information for members of your tour party when we respond to your request.