Visit Washington D.C.

Visiting Washington, DC is an exciting and educational experience. My door is always open to you, so please don't hesitate to stop by my office to visit with me and my staff. In addition, my staff can serve as a resource to you in booking tours for your trip. Please fill out our online tour request form or contact my office at (202) 225-7041 or email Below is information about two of the most popular tours, as well as a helpful link to information about other popular tourist sites in Washington.

The United States Capitol

General admission tickets for the United States Capitol are available Monday through Saturday on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early.  Tickets are distributed beginning at 8:00 am, and tours are conducted from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Congressional staff led tours are also available daily. Please contact my office at (202) 225-7041 for information on tour times and to reserve your spot.

The White House

Due to increased security procedures enacted since September 11th, it is very difficult to get tickets to tour the White House and slots are extremely limited. Tour requests should be made at least three months in advance and requests are considered on a first come, first serve basis. However, the White House does not inform Congressional offices about the status of tour requests until two or three weeks before the requested tour date.  We appreciate your patience as we work to obtain tickets for your group.

Additionally, please note that all tours are subject to cancellation due to occasional security shutdowns.      

Scheduling a Tour

Please fill out my Tour Request Form to let my staff know when you will be in DC and which tours you would like my assistance in scheduling.  As always, feel free to call my office at (202) 225-7041 with any questions or to schedule a tour over the phone.

More information on visiting Washington