Tours and Tickets
Tours and Tickets
All tickets are free and 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.
Tours of the U.S. Capitol, White House, and Federal Bureau of Investigation can be booked through our office by submitting the Tour Request Form. Information on these tours and tours of other popular sites that are open to the public can be found below.
Staff or guide-led tours of the U.S. Capitol are offered from 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The tour includes visiting the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall. The tour does not include visiting the Senate and House Galleries, which require separate passes. You can obtain these passes by stopping by our office during your visit to Washington. Our office is located in 1523 Longworth House Office Building, across the street from the Capitol.
Self-guided White House tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Tour hours are extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted through our office up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. Once your request is booked by our office, the White House will send you a link where you can RSVP. RSVP’s must be done within seven days of receiving the link. Once this is complete, the White House will notify you if your tour has been granted or denied.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Self-guided tours of the FBI are available with start times between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday though Friday. These tours can be booked through our office. For security reasons, the FBI requires detailed information in order to book a tour. This information includes the first, middle, and last names, birthdates, social security numbers, and country of birth for each visitor. Additionally, all visitors must be US citizens or Green Card holders. If you have a Green Card, the Green Card number is also required. Once you have successfully submitted a request to tour the FBI through our Tour Request Form, a member of our staff will set up a time to get this information from you over the phone to complete your request.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers free tickets for public tours on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday. The ticket booth is located on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street SW). The booth opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes when all tickets have been distributed. Lines form early and tickets go quickly; most days tickets are gone by 8:30am. Please plan accordingly. The BOE is located at 14th and C Streets, SW. For more information, please visit this link.
Library of Congress
Public tours of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building are available on a first-come, first-served basis without prior reservations Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Individuals and families with no more than 10 members may join a public tour. Inquire at the Jefferson Building, Ground Floor Information Desk for availability at least 30 minutes prior to tour time. All tours are fully accessible. For more information, please visit this link.
Although the Supreme Court does not offer guided walking tours, visitors are encouraged to tour public portions of the building on a self-guided basis The Supreme Court Building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and all federal holidays. In addition to the Courtroom, portions of the first and ground floors of the Supreme Court Building are open to the public. Visitors should be aware that the business of the Court may from time to time affect public access to the building or alter programming offered. For more information, please visit this link.
Free tours of the Kennedy Center are open to the general public weekdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and weekends, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Groups of 15 or more, visitors with special needs, special foreign language skills or VIP tours can also be booked online at kenedy-center.org/tours. Congressional tours are given daily, with the first one at 9:30 am. If your group is larger than 40, the Kennedy Center encourages groups to book a slot for the last official weekday group tour at 3:30 pm. Reservations for Congressional tours may be made up to two months in advance by calling the Friends volunteers at the Visitors Center at (202) 416-8340, which is open daily from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, Eastern Time. Please note that no tours are given on July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
To submit a tour or ticket request, please complete the Tour Request form.