Visiting DC

Thank you for your interest in visiting Washington, DC. Due to current limitations resulting from the coronavirus, some tours have been temporarily suspended, including the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the FBI. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

The White House

The White House offers tours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays and unless otherwise noted). We are pleased to request tours for Maryland residents.  Requests to tour the White House can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days prior to the desired tour date. Tours are scheduled by the White House on a first come, first served basis and a limited number of spaces are available; therefore, you are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible. Please email tours@vanhollen.senate.gov with your name, home address and preferred email address. We will reply with instructions about the additional information we need to request a White House tour for you.

Library of Congress

Timed-entry passes for the Library of Congress are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, with the last entry at 3:30 pm. Timed-entry passes gain you entry to the Library’s public spaces and exhibitions. Please visit here to reserve your timed-entry pass. In addition, if you are interested in research, please visit here to learn how to make a research appointment.

The United States Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Although the Court does not offer guided walking tours, visitors are encouraged to tour the building on their own. Information about Courtroom Lectures and other exhibits the Court offers can be found here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/whatcaniseeanddo.aspx

Helpful information about attending a Supreme Court Oral Argument can also be found here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/visitorsguidetooralargument.aspx

The U.S. Capitol 

Members of our team will guide U.S. Capitol tours Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. However, they do require reservations which we are pleased to request tours for Maryland residents. Please email tours@vanhollen.senate.gov to request a tour of the Capitol building. We will reply with instructions about the additional information needed to submit a Capitol tour request.

Tours for Maryland school groups are also available Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. School tours are limited to two 50-person groups per hour and advance reservations are required for all school group tours. Please email tours@vanhollen.senate.gov to request a school group tour. We will reply with instructions about the additional information we need to request a Capitol tour for your school group.