Visiting Washington D.C.

Planning a Visit to D.C.?

Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC? While you are in Washington, DC, I highly encourage you and your family to stop by my office. Whether you are coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, my office can help you make plans to visit some of the more popular federal attractions in our nation’s capital.

White House and U.S. Capitol Tours

United States Capitol Tours

We are pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the resumption of Capitol tours has already begun. Phase 2 features an extension of reserved tour times and the reopening of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) for tour access. The decision to move into Phase 2 was made in coordination with the Capitol Police Board, the Attending Physician, Visitor Services, and the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). Phased reopening will continue while the USCP recruit and train additional officers. Please note the following important information.

Guide-led and staff-led tours will be available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please note that reservations can be made up to three months in advance.

To work with my office to schedule a tour of the Capitol building, contact my tour coordinator at

  • Public access to tour reservations: The public may now reserve tours directly through the public CVC public website: and go to Emancipation Hall to check in.
  • Group size limitations remain the same as in Phase 1: Group tours may have a maximum of 50 guests. Staff-led tours may have a maximum of 15 guests.
  • Tour groups will no longer enter via the Longworth House Office Building: Tour groups are directed to enter via the main entrance of the CVC and proceed to Emancipation Hall to check in.
  • Arrival: Groups should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their reservation time.

Capitol Visitors Center (CVC)

  • The CVC gift shops, and the CVC Capitol Cafeteria will reopen to tour guests. Please visit the CVC website for more information:

Dome Tours

  • Dome tours remain unchanged in Phase 2: Dome tours may be scheduled for a maximum of eight individuals, including the Member. Members must personally accompany their Dome tour guests.
  • The Office of Attending Physician strongly advises those with heart, back, neck, knee, or with any disability that may prevent them from walking should not go on a dome tour due to the climbing of over 300 steps to reach the top of the dome.
  • Dome tour reservations are available 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The White House

White House tours are available from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays only.

Requests for tours must be submitted through a Member of Congress. Requests must be submitted a minimum of 45 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested dates. Please reach out to our office about setting up a White House Tour. Our office can be reached at 202-225-2665.

For more information on White House Tours, please visit:

Metro: McPherson Square

Note: Tours are subject to cancellations or time changes. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Info Line at 202-456-7041.

Other Memorials, Monuments, Museums, and Points of Interest

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institute is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Many of the Smithsonian museums are located on the National Mall. Admission is free and tickets are not required for most Washington, D.C. museums. However, free time entry passes are required to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The museum is open 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Tuesday-Friday. On Mondays, the museum opens at 12:00 PM and closes at 5:30pm. Free timed-entry passes are required for visitors of all ages. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance and are released daily beginning at 8:00 AM EST. Passes can be reserved here.

For groups of 10 or more, group passes can be reserved here.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is now open to visitors. Visitors will need to request free time entry passes for every member of the group, regardless of age. Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Masks are optional but recommended for visitors.

More information about the Library of Congress can be found at:

Metro Stop: Two blocks from the Capitol South Station.

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The sprawling lands of the National Mall & Memorial Parks make “America’s Front Yard” a must-see on any visit to Washington, D.C. Home to some of the nation’s most iconic memorials and museums, they help tell the story of the people and events that shaped America.

As part of the National Parks System, Park Rangers are available from 8:00 AM to midnight every day except Christmas day. Rangers are available to help answer questions and present interpretive themes.

There is no fee to visit any of the monuments or memorials in the park. Some of the most popular memorials include:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial

900 Ohio Drive, S.W., near the Jefferson Memorial and the Potomac River. 
Metro stop:  Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.

Jefferson Memorial

16 E Basin Drive SW, Washington, DC 20242. South bank of the Tidal Basin.
Metro: Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024.
A bookstore in the nearby Lincoln Memorial sells informational items relating to both the memorial and the Korean War.
Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or the Smithsonian Metro stop which comes out on the National Mall.

Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW, Washington, DC 20002
West Potomac Park at the foot of 23rd Street, NW.
Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or the Smithsonian Metro stop which comes out on the National Mall.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, DC 20002
Metro Stop:  Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.

Washington Monument

2 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20024
Tickets required to ride elevator to observation deck.  Tickets must be reserved for a small fee; there are no walk-up or “day-of visit” tickets available at this time. For more information regarding Washington Monument tickets, please visit:
Metro stop: Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.

World War II Memorial

1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Metro stop: Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.
National Mall and Memorial Parks Phone Number: 202-426-6841

Supreme Court

Although the Supreme Court is closed to the public for tours, oral arguments are open to the public. The Court will hear all scheduled oral arguments for the current term in the Courtroom. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Masking in the courtroom is optional for visitors. For more information, visit

Other Points of Interest:

National Archives

701 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20408
Entry to the National Archives is free. Reservations are not required for individuals or groups wishing to enter the National Archives Museum through the General Public Entrance, but reservations are strongly suggested between March and Labor Day to avoid potentially long lines outside. A nonrefundable $1.00 advance reservation convenience fee will be charged for each reserved ticket. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. If you cancel, reservation fees are nonrefundable. Same-day reservations are permitted.
Metro: Archives-Navy

National Building Museum

National Building Museum is open from Friday – Monday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Masks are not required, but encouraged. Advance tickets are recommended but not required. Same-day walk-up tickets are also available to be purchased at the Visitor Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for ages 3-17, individuals with a student ID, and seniors aged 60 and over.
More information can be found here:
401 F Street, NW, between 4th and 5th streets. Wheelchair access at 4th and G streets.
Telephone: 202-272-2448.
Metro Stop: Judiciary Square

The Corcoran Gallery of Art Museum

The Corcoran Gallery of Art Museum is located on 17th Street and New York Avenue, NW - one block west and south of the White House. The main entrance is on 17th Street. Special needs access is at 1701 E Street, around the corner from the 17th Street entrance.
Metro Stop: Four blocks from the Farragut West station or Farragut North station

Department of the Interior Museum

The Department of the Interior Museum is open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and tours are free of charge. However, advanced reservations are required for guided tours of the Udall Building at 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information can be found at 
1849 C Street, N.W.
Metro stop: Farragut West

Ford's Theatre & Lincoln Museum

Ford’s Theatre & Lincoln Museum is currently open and requires Timed-Entry Passes. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as a limited number of free entry tickets are available at the box office on a first-come first-serve bais.
More information and where to reserve tickets can be found here:
511 10th Street, NW - 10th Street Between E & F Streets.
Telephone: 202-426-6924
Metro Stop: Metro Center                                                                                                       

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Tickets for admission can be purchased online or in-person. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and youth aged 13-21, and free for children under 12. 
1811 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: 202-265-6280
Metro: Take Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle. Leave through the Q Street exit. Walk one block north on Connecticut Avenue to R Street. Turn right and walk east two blocks to 18th Street.

Navy Memorial Visitors Center

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C, 20004
Telephone: 202-737-2300
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial

Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is currently open from Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and requires you to reserve timed tickets beforehand. Reservations are offered four weeks in advanced. More information can be found here:
1600 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20009
Telephone: 202-387-2151
Metro Stop: DuPont Circle

Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is located on The George Washington University’s Campus and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.
701 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052
Telephone: 202-994-5200
Metro: Foggy Bottom

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The museum is currently open daily from 10:00 AM ro 5:30 PM . Free timed-entry tickets are required to enter. More information can be found here:

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC, 20024
Telephone: 202-488-0400
Metro: Smithsonian

Voices of America Center

Voice of America is currently closed due to COVID-19.