Visiting Washington


United States Capitol & House and Senate Office Buildings: All buildings are closed to non-official business and tours until June 30, 2020.

Click here for updates regarding tours of the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center.

Library of Congress: All Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are postponed or canceled until September 1. Whenever possible, the Library will reschedule the public programs originally scheduled during the closure period.

White House: All tours are suspended until further notice.
Click here for updated information about White House Tours or call 202-456-7041.

FBI Building: Closed to the public until further notice.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Closed to the public until further notice.

Department of State: Closed to the public until further notice.

Pentagon: Closed to the public until further notice.

Smithsonian Museums: Closed until further notice.

National Zoo: Closed until further notice.

Holocaust Museum: Closed until further notice.

National Archives: Closed until further notice.

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: Closed to the public until further notice. 

National Cherry Blossom Festival: All events are cancelled or postponed. 

Arlington National Cemetery: Closed to the public. Funerals will continue as scheduled.

Museum of the Bible: Closed until further notice.

International Spy Museum: Closed until further notice.

National Arboretum: The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum will be closed until further notice. The grounds and the outdoor garden collections will remain open and available during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.



I always enjoy meeting with constituents when they come to our nation’s capital.  Washington, DC is a city full of historic treasures and I encourage you to come and visit when you have the opportunity.  From the breathtaking national monuments, to museums full of our nation’s history, there is a lifetime’s worth of things to do and see.  Whether you are a teacher scheduling a class trip, planning a family vacation, or looking to get involved and intern on Capitol Hill, I encourage you to contact our DC office and explore the visitor’s guide available on my website.  And don’t forget to stop by and say hello when you are in town.

My office is happy to assist you in obtaining a tour of a number of our great national landmarks. The historic U.S. Capitol, the White House, and George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon represent only a portion of the history, symbolism, and national pride on display in Washington, D.C.


It is beneficial to plan ahead as some of the most desirable landmarks are booked for tours months in advance. Tours are accomodated on a first come, first served basis, and tour times and availability may vary throughout the year. For example, tours of the White House should be requested three months in advance.

Washington, D.C. has much to offer. Visit the Washington D.C. Guide online to learn more about the city’s attractions and to find out what you are most interested in visiting.

We may be able to assist in booking a tour of the following sites:

U.S. Capitol

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Library of Congress

Supreme Court

White House

We also recommend visiting: 

Mount Vernon


National Cathedral

Kennedy Center

State Department 


Contact Anna Bingham at (202) 225-4601 with any questions or concerns regarding tour requests.

Accommodations and Transportation

Please visit the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce website for information about hotels in the area.

For more information about using the Metro (Washington’s subway), please visit