Visit Washington, DC

I am happy to assist you during your visit to our nation’s capital.  For information on many of Washington, D.C.’s popular attractions, please visit the House of Representatives’ Tourism Information site. You may also be interested in some helpful maps of Washington, DC, which you can find at the official tourism site of D.C.  My staff and I welcome the opportunity to meet constituents and hope you will visit us in Room 2428 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  If you have questions, or if there are other ways we can assist you, please contact us at (202) 225-2731.

Tour Request

(Please be advised that tours may be canceled due to weather, special events, or national security issues.)

My office may be able to help you with tour reservations to many popular attractions and historical landmarks: the White House, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and a lecture at the Supreme Court.  Tour hours and ticket availability vary throughout the year, so contact us with as much advance notice as possible.  Tour reservations are secured on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please complete the information below to request a tour or tours.  Submitting the information permits my tour coordinator to relay the request to the various tour offices.  The specific tour offices then determine availability of dates requested.  As your tour request(s) are approved or denied by the agencies, my tour coordinator will contact you via email to relay appropriate information.

Please select tours for which you would like reservations: (Please contact my tour coordinator with any questions at 202-225-2731.)

The White House - Website

On March 5, 2013, we have received the following notice from the White House Visitors Office:

Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House 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 contact (202) 225-2731 with any questions.


U.S. Capitol (groups of 15 or fewer) - Website  
The Capitol Visitor’s Center offers tours of the Capitol building Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please consult the Capitol Visitor’s Center official website.


Bureau of Engraving and Printing (groups of 10 or fewer) – Website
See how United States currency is printed.  The Bureau offers tours at 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  From May to August, there are additional tours held at 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45 p.m.

You may also arrange your own BEP tour.  Free tickets are required for all tours from the first Monday in March through the last Friday in August.  These tickets are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket booth on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street SW).  The Ticket Booth opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes when all tickets have been distributed. Lines form early and tickets go quickly.  Tickets are often gone by 9:00 a.m., so please plan accordingly.   Public tours during the non-peak season (September to March) require no tickets.  You may line up at the Visitors’ Entrance on 14th Street SW. Please allow 45 – 50 minutes from the time you enter the building until the end of your tour.


Library of Congress (groups of fewer than 10) Website
Visit the world’s largest and most open research library, housing more than 75 million volumes.  Millions of scholars, readers and tourists visit the Library of Congress annually.   These tours are available Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m., 1:45 and 3:30 p.m. during the spring and summer months and only at 1:45 p.m. during the fall and winter months.

The Library of Congress also has public tours Monday-Friday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m., and on Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.


Supreme Court (groups of 6 or fewer) – Website
Congressional lectures are offered for groups of six or fewer Monday through Friday at 2:oo p.m. on days the Court is not sitting.  Lectures are approximately 30 minutes, and guests should arrive at 1:45 p.m. at the Court’s Front Plaza.  If you are interested in visiting the Supreme Court but do not want to attend a lecture, please use the Supreme Court Visitors’ website.


Visitor Information

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In order to alert you to any last-minute changes or cancellations to your reservations while you are in D.C., we require a cell phone or hotel contact number.  Cancellations are rare, but the White House and other attractions occasionally cancel tours due to official events.
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I regret that my office is not able to secure Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) tours or Supreme Court lectures for large groups. Please refer to this website for the BEP School Group tour request form. For Supreme Court lectures, please refer to the following document.

Comments, Questions, Special Needs, etc:
Write us about your tour details and any special accommodations that you may need.