The House Sergeant at Arms recently announced that public tours of the United States Capitol Building would resume on Monday, March 28, allowing for a very limited number of staff-led tours and school groups. My office is excited to welcome visitors back to the Capitol! However, we are limited to only 1 tour with a maximum of 15 people per week under these current guidelines. 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.
For more information on additional closures in the Washington, DC area, check here.
If you have made reservations through our office, please arrive no later than 15 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.
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 when circumstances permit. 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
Public tours for the White House will resume on April 15th and will initially be available from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. The White House tour schedule is subject to change based on inclement weather or official use. Although we cannot guarantee a tour of the White House, we will be happy to submit a request on your behalf.