Tours and Tickets

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a number of popular Washington, D.C. locations have temporarily closed down. Please see the list below, and feel free to contact our D.C. office at (202) 225-7761 with any questions or concerns.

  • Arlington National Cemetery: The ANC is now open daily from 8am to 5pm.
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing: All public tours are temporarily suspended.
  • Capitol Tours and Visitors Center: All tours are cancelled until further notice and the Visitor’s Center is temporarily closed.
  • FBI HQ: Public tours are suspended until further notice.
  • Ford’s Theatre: The museum and theatre are open Wednesday-Sunday. Advance tickets required. 
  • Holocaust Museum: The museum is open from 11am-4pm on Thursday–Tuesday. Free timed-entry tickets are required to enter the Museum.
  • Kennedy Center: You can find a list of upcoming in-person events here
  • Library of Congress: Public tours have resumed, with timed-entry passes required for entry. 
  • Mount Vernon: Open 9am-5pm, year round. 
  • National Archives: The Rotunda of the National Archives Building is open with limited capacity. Timed entry tickets required.
  • Pentagon Building: Public tours are cancelled until future notice.
  • Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo: Gradually reopening museums, with free timed-entry passes required at most locations.
  • State Department: Public tours are cancelled until further notice.
  • Treasury Building: Public tours are cancelled until further notice.
  • U.S. Botanic Garden: Closed to the public until further notice.
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Public access and tours are suspended until further notice.
  • Washington National Cathedral: The Cathedral is in the process of reopening doors to the public.
  • Washington Monument Tour: Tickets for the Monument tour must be reserved in advance.
  • White House: Public tours are temporarily suspended.


All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.

White House Tickets

Obtaining a White House tour can be very difficult. It is very important to follow the below guidelines for your application to be considered.

The following are policies determined by the White House for those requesting tours through Congressional Offices:
  • Tours must be requested at least three weeks in advance.
  • Tours are only available Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


To submit a tour or ticket request, please complete the Tour Request form.