- The White House (at LEAST six months notice required)
- The U.S. Capitol
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Library of Congress
- Supreme Court
- Kennedy Center
- National Archives
We regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. Please contact 202-225-4146 with any questions.
Only public tours of the Capitol are available at this time.
The Capitol is open to the public for guided tours only. Tours will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (the Capitol is not available for tours on Sundays).
Visitors must obtain free tickets for tours on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Capitol Guide Service kiosk located along the curving sidewalk southwest of the Capitol (near the intersection of First Street, S.W., and Independence Avenue). Ticket distribution begins at 8:15 a.m. daily. Maximum tour size is 40 people.
Information about tours for the disabled is available from the Congressional Special Services Office at 202-224-4048 (voice) or 202-224-4049 (TDD).
For more information on capitol tours, including maps of the capitol and surrounding areas, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/leave_site?ln_url=http://www.aoc.gov/&ln_desc=the+u.s.+capitol.
Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.
14th and C Streets, SW. See how U.S. currency is printed. Tours operate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed weekends, federal holidays, and December 24 through January 3. Group tours are not available.
Telephone: (202) 874-3188. Metro: Smithsonian (Independence Ave. exit).
First Street and Maryland Avenue, NE. Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except federal holidays. Tours and public lectures are conducted in the courtroom from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every hour on the half hour, except when the court is in session. No tours are given during August.
Telephone: (202) 479-3395. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.
Located off Rock Creek Parkway. This tour is conducted by Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteers between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Visitors should go to the tour desk on Motor Parking Level A. Tours leave approximately every 15 minutes and last one hour. The tour includes the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, and the Hall of States.
Telephone: (202) 416-8340. Metro: Foggy Bottom / GWU (Free shuttle service from Metro stop).
First Street and Independence Avenue, SE. Tours are conducted at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tours last about 45 minutes and leave from the vestibule of the Great Hall. The tour commences after viewing a brief orientation film. Groups over ten should make reservations for a specific tour.
Telephone: (202) 707-5458. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.
The National Archives has recently re-opened after an extensive renovation. 700 Pennsylvania Avenue. 1-800-325-7208 Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial