Tour Request Form

Every American should visit our nation’s capital at least once in their lifetime.  It is a beautiful, walkable city filled with history, familiar landmarks, and educational resources.  As your Congressional Representative, I want to make your trip as memorable as possible.

Please first check to see if you reside in my district, by inputting your ZIP code (and address if necessary) into the U.S. House of Representatives website, as I am only able to accept requests from California’s new 14th District. Congressional courtesy dictates that Representatives be given the opportunity to assist their own constituents.

While you are in Washington, I welcome you to stop by my office on Capitol Hill.  We are located in room 211 on the second floor of the Cannon House Office Building, across C Street SE from the Capitol South metro station, on the blue/orange line. Whether you are travelling as a family, individual, or school group, my staff and I would love to meet you, tell you about what is happening on Capitol Hill that day, and provide you water, See’s and Gimbal’s candy, and gallery passes to view the House floor.   My office is your home turf in Washington!

If you are my constituent and would like tour-booking assistance, please consult this list to learn about the ones we can request for you, and then complete the form below as soon as you know your trip dates. My staff will be sure to reply to you within 3 business days, submit each request to the respective agency, and provide an itinerary once your tours are approved.  Although we do our best to help you, some tours fill up quickly and not all tours are guaranteed, especially tours of the White House, the Supreme Court, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, & Pentagon.  Please let me know if you cancel your trip to DC so we the tour slots can be made available to other constituents.


Work has started on the multi-year U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project. In order to ensure the safety of Members of Congress, staff and the visiting public, the Capitol Rotunda and Statuary Hall will be closed from Saturday, April 12, through Monday, April 28, 2014, for the installation of safety netting.  You will still be able to visit the Crypt, Old Supreme Court Chamber, Capitol Visitor Center exhibits, and House and Senate galleries, and my Capitol Hill office will always be open to my constituents visiting our nation’s capital.

 

Contact Information
First Name: *
Last Name: *
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Mobile Phone While In DC (or Hotel Name if No Mobile Phone):
Number In Party: *
Ages of any Children or Seniors:


For Tour Groups other than Families
Group Type:
Group Name:


Travel Dates and Information
Arrival in DC: Date, Time, Airport/Station: *
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Dates of Mornings Available for White House Tour (Tues-Sat, only):
Dates Available for All Other Tours: *


Requested Tours (see complete descriptions here) Please read about and check the box for each tour that you would like us to request for you:

U.S. Capitol – Offered Mon-Sat, 9:30-3:30. Public tours also available, except March-June. On weekdays, it includes a tour of my office and the House gallery.
Kennedy Center of Performing Arts – Offered Mon-Fri, 9:30 and 4:30. Sat-Sun, 9:30 am. Public tours also available.
Bureau of Engraving & Printing (The Mint) Congressional Tour –Must be booked at least 60 days in advance. Public tours also available.
Library of Congress Congressional Tour – Offered Mon-Fri, 8:45, 11:45 and 3:45. Must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Public tours also available.
Supreme Court Congressional Lecture – Offered Mon-Fri, 2:00 pm. May be closed during Oral Argument periods. Public tours also available.
White House – Must be booked 30 days in advance. Offered Tues-Sat, 7:00 to 1:00 (date & time chosen by White House). Public tours not available. We will contact you to request timely security information.
In addition to being closed on Sundays and Mondays, the White House will closed from November 28 through December 4, December 22 through January 1, and January 14. White House tour requests for open dates still need to be submitted 30 days in advance.
Voice of America Studio – Offered Mon-Fri, 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms – Art & history tour (not on office or functions of State Dep’t). Must be booked at least 30 days in advance. Public tours not available.
Pentagon – Must be booked from 30 days in advance. Offered Mon-Fri, 9:00 to 3:00. Public tours not available. We will contact you to request timely security information.



Additional information

  Comments, questions, special occasions, special needs, plans to schedule around while in DC, etc:


   

 

In addition to these tours, my staff has prepared a list of recommendations that can help you make the most of your visit. Hese are our insider tips:

 

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