Tours and Tickets
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a safety precaution to visitors, Federal Tours have been temporarily suspended. At this time, it is unclear when tours will resume normal operation. Please visit the resources linked below for further information on tour availability:
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
PER PROTOCOL SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS, THE WHITE HOUSE IS CLOSED FOR TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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 months in advance.
- Tour availablity is limited to 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, and fills up quickly.
- You must fill out the form sent to you by the White House Visitor Center in its entirety to have a chance of successfully scheduling your tour.
Library of Congress and US Capitol
PER HOUSE ADMIN PROTOCOL ON THE CORONAVIRUS, THE CAPITOL IS CLOSED FOR TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We are able to schedule you for tours of the Library of Congress and the US Capitol. You will have the best chance of getting your tour request approved if you submit it at least 3 months in advance!
PER PROTOCOL ON THE CORONAVIRUS, THE SUPREME COURT IS CLOSED FOR TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
On days when it is not in session, the Supreme Court offers 30 minute courtroom lectures throughout the day. Trained volunteer docents lead these 30-minute programs, which take place entirely within the Courtroom. Courtroom Lectures are designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the judicial functions of the Supreme Court, the history of the building, and the architecture of the Courtroom.
On a limited basis, we are able to schedule constituents for the 12:30 congressional lecture. This is the same as the regular 30-minute courtroom lectures, but it is scheduled in advance and has a set list of attendees. The Supreme Court does not allow us to schedule groups of more than 6 for these lectures.
If your group is larger than 6, please click here for more information about walk-up tours.
FBI Headquarters and Bureau of Engraving and Printing
PER PROTOCOL ON THE CORONAVIRUS, FBI AND BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING TOURS ARE CLOSED FOR TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We are also able to apply you for tours of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the FBI Headquarters.
To submit a tour or ticket request, please complete the Tour Request form.