Visiting DC

Thank you for your interest in visiting Washington, DC. We are happy to work with Marylanders to arrange tours of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. If you have questions regarding tours, please contact tours@vanhollen.senate.gov or 202-224-4654.

The U.S. Capitol

Members of our team will guide U.S. Capitol tours Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, they do require reservations which we are pleased to request tours for Maryland residents. Additionally, Maryland school groups can now book tours of up to 50 people that will be led by the Capitol Visitor Center. Please fill out the tour form located below to schedule a tour.

Tours do not include passes for the Senate Gallery. If you want to visit the gallery, you can stop by my office at 110 Hart Senate Office Building to pick up gallery passes. Passes are required to enter either gallery at any time. For information on whether the Senate gallery is open, please call (202) 224-0057.

The White House

The White House offers tours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 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 fill out the tour form located below to schedule a tour.

Additional Tours in the DC Area

For tours of the FBI, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, National Archives, Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, African American Museum, National Arboretum, Holocaust Memorial Museum, or the Supreme Court please use the links below to self-book these tours. 

The FBI Experience - The FBI Experience
Library of Congress - https://loc.usedirect.com/LOC/
Kennedy Center - https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/Tour/
National Archives - https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234645
Washington Monument - https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/234635/ticket/193
Mount Vernon - https://www.mountvernon.org/en/ticketing
African American Museum - https://event.etix.com/ticket/e/1018702/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-timedentry-passes-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-general-public
National Arboretum - U.S. National Arboretum (usda.gov)
Holocaust Memorial Museum - http://www.ushmm.org/visit/ 
Supreme Court - Plan Your Visit - Supreme Court of the United States