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Visit Washington, D.C.

Visiting Washington, DC is an exciting and educational experience. My door is always open to you, so please don't hesitate to stop by my office to visit with me and my staff. In addition, my staff can serve as a resource to you in booking tours for your trip. Please fill out our online tour request form. You can contact my office at 202-225-4531 to confirm that your submitted form was received.

Below is information about two of the most popular tours, as well as a helpful link to information about other popular tourist sites in Washington.

The United States Capitol

Tours of the US Capitol can be booked by visiting . General admission tickets for the United States Capitol are available Monday through Saturday on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early.  Tickets are distributed beginning at 8:00 am, and tours are conducted from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Congressional staff led tours are available through my office to Second District constituents. Please contact my office at 202-225-4531 for information on tour times and to reserve your spot.


The White House

Tickets to tour the White House are extremely limited. Tour requests should be made up to six months in advance and requests are considered on a first come first serve basis. The minimum amount of advance notice required for these tours is 3 weeks, but getting tickets is very unlikely unless the request is made several months in advance. The White House does not inform Congressional offices about the status of tour requests until two or three weeks before the requested tour date.  Please note, all tours are subject to cancellation due to occasional security shutdowns. Visit the White House website for more information about White House tours.

Link to U.S. Capitol map.

Additional Information

Destination DC

Request Official DC Vistor's Guide

DC Government Visitor Resources

DC Metro Information

Capitol Visitor Center website

Click here for information about fun things kids can do when visiting Washington.