Visiting Our Nation's Capitol

Washington D.C., the home of our nation's capitol is a beautiful and friendly city that offers visitors the opportunity to witness the workings of our government firsthand. The city boasts beautiful architecture, educational museums, historic monuments and an array of entertainment and cultural experiences to take advantage of. The Metro subway system is a convenient and easy way to navigate through the city.

      Capitol Tours

o   The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day. There are no tours provided on Sundays.

o   Senate Gallery Passes are available upon request for pick-up in 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

o   All tours are free of charge.

o   To Schedule a tour of the Capitol please click here.

         White House Tours

o   White House tours are in very high demand and are usually requested months in advance, especially during high-demand season (March through September). Requests must be made 3 months ahead of time. After the tour is requested, the White House will contact you 14 days before the date of the requested tour to confirm or deny the tour.

o   The White House tour is a self-guided tour that typically takes 45-60 minutes. Tours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 11:30am and Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30am to 1:30pm. The White House Visitors Office will assign you an entry time for your tour. The White House is not open for tours on Sundays, Mondays or Federal Holidays. It is unusual, but the White House Visitors Office can reschedule or cancel tours at the last minute.

o   All tours are free of charge.

o   To schedule a tour of the White House please click here.

o   To take a virtual tour of the White House please click here.