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 from 9:30 to 2:30.  We are located in the Rayburn House Office Building on the 4th floor, northwest corner, in room 2465. Parking is very limited around Capitol Hill, so I highly recommend taking metro (the blue/orange/silver line) to the Federal Center SW or Capitol South stops. 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, and any tours from late March through June. Please let me know if you cancel your trip to DC so the tour slots can be made available to other constituents.

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Contact Information
First Name: *
Last Name: *
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: *
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, keeping in mind the suggested timeline for each tour:

White House – Offered Tues-Sat, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (date & time chosen by White House). No tours are offered on Sundays and Mondays, and no public tours are available. I strongly recommend sending in your request 5 months in advance to ensure a better chance you receive a tour! Please note that high season for tours in Washington DC lasts from March until May, and during those months less than 5% of families are able to get a White House tour. We will contact you within the week of submitting a request to ask for timely security information..
*Note: Due to renovations to the public screening facility outside the White House, White House tours will be temporarily closed August 11th through August 29th 2015. Public Tours will resume under reduced capacity for the week of September 1st through September 5th and will return to normal September 8th, 2015..”

U.S. Capitol – Offered Mon-Sat, 9:30 am -3:30 pm. Public tours are always also available if you go directly to the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) during these hours, or you can book a tour in advance through my office!. On weekdays, I invite you to visit my office in 2465 Rayburn where we can provide you with passes to the House gallery.
*Note: Due to the Dome restoration project, Capitol tours from July 13th to July 25th will have obstructed views of the Capitol Rotunda. Tours from July 27th to September 7th will not be able to visit the Rotunda, but will still be able to visit the Crypt, the Old Supreme Court Chamber and the new Exhibition Hall. The CVC has additional tours to see the Brumidi Corridors, the Old Senate Chamber and National Statuary Hall to enhance your visit to the Capitol. Passes for these additional tours can be picked up at the CVC on the morning of the desired tour on a first come, first served basis.

PentagonOffered Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. I highly recommend you submit your request several months in advance, as tours usually fill up 3 months prior (although they can be booked up to 30 days in advance at the latest). Public tours are not available. We will contact you to request timely security information.

State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms – Art & history tour (not of offices or functions of State Department). I highly recommend you submit your request several months in advance, as tours usually fill up 3 months prior (although they can be booked up to 30 days in advance at the latest). Public tours are not available.

Bureau of Engraving & Printing (The Mint) Congressional Tour – Must be booked at least 60 days in advance. Public tours are also available.

Library of Congress Congressional Tour – Offered Mon-Fri, 9:45 am, 12:45 pm and 1:45 pm. Must be booked at least 30 days in advance. Public tours are also available.

Supreme Court Congressional Lecture – Offered weekdays at 2:00 pm. May be closed during Oral Argument periods. Public tours are also available Mon-Fri every half-hour from 9:30 to 3:30.

Kennedy Center of Performing Arts – Offered Mon-Fri, 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and on weekends at 9:30 am. Public tours also available.

Voice of America Studio – Offered Mon-Fri, at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Currently closed for renovations until July 2015.

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 materials and insider tips that can help you make the most of your visit: