You may request a tour of the U.S. Capitol through the Capitol Visitor Center here. The Capitol is open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and tours begin with a 13-minute orientation film and last approximately one hour. If you have a group of more than ten people, please request your tour here. If you would like assistance making your request, please don’t hesitate to request a tour by clicking on the button below or call my Washington D.C. office at 202-224-4024.
In order to request a tour, click the button below.
FBI Education Center*
Self-guided tours of the FBI Education Center are available through my office. The FBI has made improvements to their tour format, now offering guided tours that last between 1.5 – 2 hours. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore exhibits detailing the FBI’s history, post-9/11 transformation, current operations, and an array of cases the Bureau has investigated over the years. Please note that on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, tours typically include a firearms demonstration. Participants will be made aware of this portion of the tour and may opt out should they choose to do so.
Tours are currently offered Mondays through Thursdays at 9:00am and 10:00am and must be requested through a congressional office. The request must be submitted to the FBI at least one month in advance. To request a tour, please click the button below.
I am very excited to be able to help in this process and hope that many Virginians will take advantage of this exciting opportunity to experience the FBI’s Education Center.
*Due to the sensitive and mature nature of many of the cases depicted in the Education Center, the FBI tour is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. Parents are responsible for determining whether their children should be exposed to these exhibits.
If you have any additional questions, please send an e-mail to: Kaine_WHTours@kaine.senate.gov.
Other Popular Attractions in and around Washington, D.C.
The following attractions do not require you to request tours through my office:
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.
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.