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, White House, FBI Headquarters, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the United States Supreme Court. If you have questions regarding tours, please contact or 202-224-4654.

The U.S. Capitol

The Capitol Visitor Center was designed to provide constituents the ability to tour the building with knowledgeable staff. The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day. 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 730 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.

Please note that the White House is closed to tours from Tuesday, August 13th, to Saturday, August 24th.

FBI Headquarters

The FBI Experience is a self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Open to the public, the tour features interactive multimedia exhibits, content, and artifacts—including a number of items from notable cases on display for the very first time—that help illustrate the importance of the Bureau’s work to protect the nation.

Operating hours are Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. You can schedule a visit to The FBI Experience up to five months in advance but no later than four weeks prior to the desired visit date. Please fill out the tour form located below to schedule a tour.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The United States Treasury Building offers guided tours on the first and third Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Some highlights of this tour are the Salmon Chase and Andrew Johnson Suites, the newly restored West dome and lobby, and the Cash Room.  Please fill out the tour form located below to schedule a tour.

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. 

On days the Court is not in session, constituents and other guests of members of Congress are eligible to reserve seating in the 12:30 p.m. Courtroom Lecture. This 25-minute program provides an overview of the judicial functions of the Supreme Court and may also include some description of the art, architecture, and history of the Supreme Court Building. Check-in for guests with reservations begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Great Hall, located directly outside the Courtroom on the first floor. The lecture begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Latecomers, even those with reservations, cannot be accommodated. Since lectures take place in the Courtroom, they are subject to cancellation due to Court business. Please fill out the tour form located below to schedule a tour.

Additional Tours in the DC Area

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

The FBI Experience - The FBI Experience
Library of Congress -
Kennedy Center -
National Archives -
Washington Monument -
Mount Vernon -
African American Museum -
National Arboretum - U.S. National Arboretum (
Holocaust Memorial Museum - 
Supreme Court - Plan Your Visit - Supreme Court of the United States