Congressman Joe Courtney

Request a Tour

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If you are planning a trip to the Nation's Capital, my office may be able to provide you with tickets to many of Washington, D.C.'s popular attractions and historical landmarks.

Tour hours and ticket availabilities vary throughout the year, so please contact my office with at least 8-12 weeks advance notice whenever possible. Due to the high demand for White House tours, those who submit their requests 4-6 months before their trip will have the greatest chances of being accommodated.

Please know that submitting a request does not guarantee your reservation for your tour request. All of the below tours are free, and distributed on a first come, first served basis by each institution and subject to change at any time. Always feel welcomed to contact my office for the most up to date tour information.

Click here for information on booking tours for large groups.

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Requested Tours

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Tours offered: Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM year round
Closed: Thanksgiving, the week between Christmas & New Year’s, and Inauguration
1 hour

Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that WhiteHouse Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season. Please check this webpage for updates regarding this situation, or contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041.

The White House Visitors Office

Tours offered:
April-August 8:15 AM & 8:45 AM,
September-March 8:15 AM, 8:45 AM, 4:00 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 4:45 PM
Closed: Weekends, federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years
Duration: 35 minutes

Lectures offered: 2PM
Closed: Weekends and days the court is hearing oral arguments
Duration: 30 minutes

Tours offered: Weekdays 9:45 AM  
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Duration: 90 minutes

Tours offered: January-February 1:45 PM, March-December 8:30 AM, 1:45 PM, 3:45 PM
Closed: Weekends
Duration: 1 hours.

Booking tours for large groups

With the exception of the White House and the Capitol, each attraction listed above will only allow me to reserve tours for groups of a certain size. 

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing will only allow my office to book tours for groups of 10 or less.  If you are visiting D.C. with up to 50 people, please fill out one of the forms below and fax it to (202) 874-6331. You may also call the Tour Scheduler at (202) 874-2330 or 1 (866) 874-2330.

Supreme Court
The Supreme Court only allows my office to reserve spots for up to six people.  Larger groups are still able to sit in on lectures which are given every hour on the half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when the Court is not in session. In addition, there are many other exhibits in the building open to the general public.

The National Archives allows my office to reserve tours for groups as large as 20 people.  If you’re traveling with a larger group, you may attain tickets by following this link.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is able to book tours for groups with a maximum of 60 people.

Please include any comments, details that would be helpful in scheduling your tours, or special accommodations that you may need. Tours can run between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. so let me know if certain parts of the day are undesirable.
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Grant Opportunities

In addition to the tours above, I encourage you to reserve tickets for the additional attractions below:

Washington Monument Reserve tickets ahead of time online. You can do so through the National Parks Recreations website.

State Department - Guided tours are offered of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Monday through Friday at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 2:45 pm. Tours are 45 minutes in duration. Reservations are required the State Department and should be made on-line.

Kennedy Center - Free tours of the Kennedy Center are given by the Friends of the Kennedy Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. They depart from the parking plaza on Level A, and feature the Hall of States and Hall of Nations, the Center's main theaters, and dozens of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks given to the Center by foreign countries. For more information, call (202) 416-8340 (TTY 416-8524).

Washington Office:

2348 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2076

(202) 225-4977 fax

Norwich District Office:

55 Main Street, Suite 250

Norwich, CT 06360

(860) 886-0139

(860) 886-2974 fax

Enfield Office:
77 Hazard Ave, Unit J
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 741-6011
(860) 741-6036 fax