Visiting DC

Visiting DC

Visiting DC

Our Nation’s Capital is a wonderful place to visit for vacation or business.  If you are headed to Washington, D.C., my office is happy to arrange tours for you to some of the capital’s most well-known landmarks including the United States Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the White House.  We may not be able to accommodate some requests due to the high volume of visitors during peak travel times.

Due to Congressional protocol, we can only accommodate tours for constituents of California’s 49th District; otherwise you will be directed to your Member of Congress.  Please enter your zip code to begin the tour request process.  Note some tours require significant time to complete security clearances, so plan accordingly.  While you are in town, feel free to stop by our office to say hello.

 

To follow up with the status of your tour requests, please contact ca49tours@mail.house.gov

 

Tours Offered

White House

This is a self-guided tour of the East Wing and ceremonial floors of the White House.  Please allow approximately 45 minutes for this tour.  Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday; other closures dates are subject to change without notice per the Administration.  This request must be received at least 1 month in advance.  Visitor access records (your full name and the date of your visit) to the White House will be made publicly available 90-120 days after the date of visit; this policy pertains to all guests visiting the White House.  Your date of birth, Social Security number and other information will not be released.

Library of Congress

The guided tour highlights the symbolic art and architecture of the building, as well as the collections and services of the Library of Congress.  Tours are offered Monday through Saturday.  The tour is approximately 60 minutes.

United States Capitol

This is a guided tour of the ceremonial spaces in the Capitol and comprises the history, art, and architecture of the building and of Congress.  Tours are offered Monday through Saturday.  The tour is approximately 60 minutes.  Gallery passes to the House and Senate Chambers may be available upon request prior to the tour.

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The 40-minute guided tour features the various steps in design, technology, and production of our national currency as well as other secure documents.  Tours are offered Monday through Friday.

 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The guided tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of a national cultural center, as well as an interactive exhibit on the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.  The tour also includes the majestic Hall of States, Hall of Nations and five of the Center’s main theatres.  Please allow for approximately 60 minutes for this tour.  Tours are offered Sunday through Saturday.