|The House Sergeant at Arms has chosen to halt public access to the United States Capitol as concerns about the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) grow in the area. Starting March 12, 2020 through May 1, 2020 ALL tours of the United States Capitol are cancelled. I understand this may cause an inconvenience for planning a visit, but please know this precautionary measure is for the safety and health of all who are visiting. For more information on the virus, please visit the CDC's website.
For more information on additional closures in the Washington, DC area, check here.
If you are planning a trip to visit Washington, D.C., my office may be able to assist you with various tours and tickets to area sites, including the United States Capitol Building. I also hope you'll stop by my Washington, DC office to say hello. You can contact my office using the form on this page.
Before your visit, I would recommend that you visit the official travel website for Washington at http://washington.org/. This site is a great resource when planning where to stay, visit, and eat. The site also includes travel tips and maps to help make your trip a safe and memorable visit to the Nation’s Capitol.
White House Tours
The White House offers tours from Tuesday through Saturday. Although we cannot guarantee a tour of the White House, we will be happy to submit a request on your behalf. White House Tours must be applied for at least 90 days in advance.
Capitol tours are offered Monday through Saturday from 8:50 AM to 3:20 PM and begin in the Capitol Visitor's Center. To request a tour, please fill out the information below. When you submit a tour request, please include your available tour dates, expected number of guests, phone number and email address. Reservations are required for Capitol tours, so please make your tour request at least three to four weeks in advance.
If you have made reservations through our office, please arrive no later than 30 minutes before your tour time. Backpacks, large purses, food items, aerosols, weapons and any liquids are prohibited in the Capitol and Capitol Visitors Center. We will be glad to hold prohibited items in our office for you while you enjoy your Capitol tour.