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Washington, D.C. is an exciting city that offers visitors the opportunity to witness the workings of our government firsthand. The city boasts impressive architecture, educational museums, historic monuments, and an array of entertainment and cultural experiences. The Metro subway system is a convenient and easy way to navigate the city.   

The Office of Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) is happy to help arrange tours of some of the most popular sites our nation’s capital has to offer. Please see below for more information about the tours our office can arrange and how to submit a tour request.

For any tour related questions, please contact or 202-224-2742. You will hear back from the office within 24 hours of making your request on a workday.

In the event you cannot secure a U.S. Capitol, Treasury Department, Supreme Court, or White House tour, we encourage you to check out the many free museums that Washington, D.C. has to offer, including the Library of Congress, and the consortium of Smithsonian museums such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of Natural History.

Cancellations: Please note, you must notify your congressional office immediately if you need to cancel your tour once you have received confirmation. Space is limited and there is usually a greater demand than available tour slots.  Early cancellations afford others to fill the vacant tour slots. 

U.S. Capitol Tours

Dates & Times: 

The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) conducts tours Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you can request a tour in several ways: 1) directly through the CVC using this link, 2) through your Congressional Representative, or 3) through Senator Markey’s office using the form below. 

An email confirmation of your tour request submission will be delivered shortly after.   

Our office has a very limited number of tours available each month. If a tour is unavailable through Senator Markey’s office, you can also make the request through your Congressional Representative or try a walk-up tour with the CVC. 


The Capitol Visitor Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities. All films have open captioning. In addition, there are a variety of other services for visitors with disabilities, including adaptive tours of the Capitol, wheelchairs, and sign-language interpreting services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

For more information contact the Capitol Visitor Center at 202-226-8000.


Dates & Times:

The White House Visitor Center conducts tours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. You can submit a request for a White House tour through our office using the form below or through your Congressional Representative

Due to heightened security measures and the high volume of requests, all White House tour requests must be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s). Reservations cannot be accepted for tour dates outside this 21 – 90-day window

Tickets are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. If you are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, D.C for help in submitting a tour request as Senator Markey’s office can only submit requests for U.S. citizens. 

Please note, the White House will send you a link due in seven days with required information for each guest. We are not responsible for missed deadlines, and you will have to request a tour again. 


The White House tour route is wheelchair accessible. Visitors who wish to use a White House wheelchair should notify a U.S. Secret Service officer upon arrival.

To request an American Sign Language interpreter for your tour, please notify your point of contact in the congressional office that submitted your tour request. Guide animals are permitted in the White House.

For more information on White House tours please visit The White House website.


The FBI Experience is a self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Visitors will learn how the Bureau works to achieve its mission of protecting the American people. 

Groups are limited to 30 at this time.

FBI Experience tours are offered Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. 

Dates & Times: 

Public Tour Times:

  1. 9:00 a.m.
  2. 10:00 a.m.
  3. 1:00 p.m.
  4. 2:00 p.m.

Tours can be requested up to five months in advance, but no later than four weeks prior to the desired tour date. 


All visitors are welcome to The FBI Experience. For assistance planning your visit or specific questions regarding accessibility, please contact your congressional representative.

More information about the FBI Experience can be found here.


The Office of the Treasury Curator hosts guided tours of the historic Treasury Building in Washington D.C.

Dates & Times: 

Every other Saturday morning (excluding some holiday weekends) at 9:00AM and 10:30AM. 


Special arrangements must be made, in advance, for wheelchair access to the building. 

More information about the U.S. Treasury Tours can be found here


Although the U.S. Supreme Court does not offer guided walking tours, visitors are encouraged to tour public portions of the building on a self-guided basis and take advantage of a variety of educational programs, including Courtroom lectures and Court-related exhibitions. In addition to the Courtroom, portions of the first and ground floors are open to the public. The Courtroom is located on the first floor.

Dates & Times: 

Monday – Friday (except federal holidays)

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday 


A wheelchair accessible ramp is located along Maryland Avenue on the left side of the building. 

More information about the Supreme Court can be found here