Tours

UPDATED TOURS INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

In consultation with the Office of Attending Physician and following the guidance of DC Health, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms have ordered limited access throughout the Capitol complex. This temporary action is being taken given ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus concerns.
 
The following outlines the temporary limitations:
 

Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed to all tours, including Member and staff led tours.
 

Capitol

The Capitol will remain open to Members, Congressional staff and credentialed press. Official business visitors to the Senate wing of the Capitol must be met by Senate staff at the North Door Appointment Desk and escorted to their destination. Visitors must be escorted by staff at all times. Staff may only escort a maximum of 15 visitors at a time.
 
The Capitol will be closed to all tours, including Member and staff led tours.
  

Senate Office Buildings

The Senate Office Buildings will remain open to Members, Congressional staff and credentialed press. Official business visitors to the Senate must be met by Senate staff at an entrance and escorted to their destination. Visitors must be escorted by staff at all times. Staff may only escort a maximum of 15 visitors at a time.
  

White House

The White House Visitors Office has announced that tours will resume, starting Saturday, September 12, 2020. White House tours are self-guided, with Secret Service officers positioned throughout the White House to answer questions.
 
In order to request a tour, click the button below.
  

Other Popular Attractions in and around Washington, D.C.

The following attractions do not require you to request tours through my office:

Pentagon

Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Pentagon serves as the headquarters of the Department of Defense and is one of the world’s largest office buildings. Sixty-minute tours take visitors along a one and a half mile route through the building where visitors will learn about the mission of the Department of Defense, each of its service branches, and significant moments in military history. Learn more about visiting the Pentagon here.

Bureau of Printing and Engraving

Tours of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving allow visitors to learn about U.S. paper currency and get a firsthand look at the money production process. Learn more about visiting the Bureau of Printing and Engraving here.

Supreme Court

While the Supreme Court does not offer guided tours, visitors are encouraged to tour the building on their own and take advantage of a visitors’ film, exhibitions and Courtroom Lectures- 30-minute programs that introduce visitors to the judicial functions of the Supreme Court. Visitors are also welcome to attend court sessions, which are open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis. Learn more about visiting the Supreme Court here.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers guided and self-guided tours of the historic Jefferson Building and its featured exhibitions. Learn more about visiting the Library of Congress here.