Visiting DC and Tour Requests

We apologize for any inconvenience, but with the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Capitol Visitor Center has ceased accepting reservations for Capitol tours. We encourage our constituents to continue to monitor this page as you will find updates on touring processes when the Capitol Visitor Center creates a plan for re-opening and accommodating tour groups.

Feel free to check the Capitol Visitor Center Website for updates on tour availability.

https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

Notice: The White House Visitors Office has suspended all tours until further notice. At this time, congressional offices are unable to submit any tour requests to the White House.

Please check back to this website in the future to submit a White House tour request. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at (202) 224-3154.


Our nation's capitol is filled with historic landmarks and cultural institutions that people of all ages can enjoy. Below you'll find information to help you plan your trip to Washington, including a list of many of the area's monuments, museums, and other tourist attractions.

My office is happy to help arrange tours at some of D.C.'s most iconic sites. Some tours require no reservations; others require reservations well in advance of your tour date. For example, you will need to contact my office to arrange a White House tour 21 days to three months in advance. My office can assist in scheduling these tours for you. If you are interested in a tour, please follow the link below to fill out the online request form or call (202) 224-3154.

Online Request Form

While rare, electronic transmission errors do happen. Tour requests are answered within one week, so if you have not heard from a staff member on your request, please call (202) 224-3154.


D.C. Tour Links

  • Anacostia Community Museum

    The Anacostia Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located at 1901 Fort Place, SE. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Anacostia

    Anacostia Community Museum
  • Arlington National Cemetery

    Arlington National Cemetery is open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM daily. The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier occurs every hour on the hour and every half hour during the summer months. Please call Arlington National Cemetery at (703) 692-0931 for more information. Metro: Arlington Cemetery.

    Arlington National Cemetery
  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing

    The Bureau of Engraving & Printing is located on 14th & C Streets, SW. The Bureau provides public tours Monday through Friday continually from 9:00AM until 2:00PM, leaving every 15 minutes. For Congressional tours please call the office at least one month in advance. Call for more information at 1 (866) 874-2330. Metro: Smithsonian

    Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • Department of State

    The State Department is located at 2201 C Street, NW. Due to the large volume of requests, reservations can be made up to three months in advance. Tours may be arranged by contacting the Department of State Tour Office at (202) 647-3241 between the hours of 8:15 - 11:30AM and 1:30 - 5:00PM weekdays. The State Department Tour Office is closed on weekends and holidays. Metro stop: Foggy Bottom

    Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury

    The Treasury Department is located at 799 9th Street, NW. Tours are available on Saturday mornings. Reservations can be made through Senator Burr's office. Please call (202) 224-3154. Metro: Metro Center

    Department of the Treasury
  • Freer Gallery of Art

    The Freer Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located at Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Smithsonian

    Freer Gallery of Art
  • Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Center

    The Hirshhorn Museum and Scultpture Garden, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is home to international modern and contemporary art. The museum is located on the National Mall on the corner of 7th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. It is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: L'Enfant Plaza

    Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Center
  • The Kennedy Center

    The Kennedy Center is located on New Hampshire Avenue and the Rock Creek Parkway, NW. Free tours of the Kennedy Center are given by the Friends of the Kennedy Center from 10:00AM to 1:00PM daily. Tours leave every 15 minutes. For more information, call (202) 416-8340. Metro: Foggy Bottom or Metro Station. (There is a free shuttle bus which takes visitors from the station to the center.)

    The Kennedy Center
  • Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress Jefferson Building is located at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, SE. Tours are conducted at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, Monday through Friday; and 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, on Saturdays. Groups of 10 people or more need reservations. You can contact the Library for more information at (202) 707-8000 or vso@loc.gov. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station

    Library of Congress
  • Mount Vernon

    President George Washington's home has been owned and operated by a private non-profit organization, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, since 1858. Mount Vernon located near Alexandria, VA and welcomes visitors April through August from 8:00AM to 5:00PM daily. In March, September and October, visitors are welcome from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. November through February, visitors are welcome 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Visitors may purchase tickets to tour Mount Vernon at the mansion. Driving directors to Mount Vernon may be downloaded here.

    Mount Vernon
  • National Air & Space Museum

    The National Air & Space Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the National Mall on Independence Avenue at 4th Street, SW. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: L'Enfant Plaza or Federal Center SW

    National Air & Space Museum
  • National Mall

    The open space and parklands stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol, including the National World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument, creates an ideal stage for national expressions of remembrance, observance and protest, according to the National Park Service. Please download this map which will help you find all of the monuments, memorials and gardens you will enjoy while visiting the National Mall.

    National Mall
  • National Museum of African Art

    The National Museum of African Art, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the National Mall at 950 Independence Avenue, SW. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Smithsonian

    National Museum of African Art
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The newest Smithsonian museum opened September 24, 2016, near the Washington Monument, and has welcomed more than 1 million visitors to date.  It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture. The muesum is located at 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW and is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except on Christmas).

    National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of American History

    The American History Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Smithsonian

    National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of the American Indian

    The American Indian Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building on 4th Street and Independence Avenue. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: L’Enfant Plaza

    National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Portrait Gallery

    The National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, portrays poets and Presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists, whose live's tell the American story. The museum is open from 11:30AM to 7:00PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

    National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museum of Natural History

    The Natural History Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the National Mall at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. The museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30 PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Federal Triangle

    National Museum of Natural History
  • National Postal Museum

    The National Postal Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station. It is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Union Station

    National Postal Museum
  • United States Botanic Gardens

    The United States Botanic Garden is located on Maryland Avenue, SW. The Garden is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily, including holidays. Group tours are available by request except on weekends. Call the Gardens for more information at (202) 225-8333. Metro: Federal Center South West

    United States Botanic Gardens
  • The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is located across the 14th Street Bridge in Arlington, Virginia. Tours of the Pentagon are available to schools, educational organizations and other select groups by reservation only. Please call the Pentagon for more information at (703) 697-1776. Metro: Pentagon

    The Pentagon
  • Supreme Court of the United States

    The U.S. Supreme Court is located at 1st Street and Maryland Avenue, NE and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM, except federal holidays. Lecture in court is conducted every hour on the half hour from 9:30AM to 3:30PM when the court is not in session. You can call the Supreme Court for more information at (202) 479-3211. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station

    Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    The Museum is located near the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place. The Museum is open from 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily (except Yom Kippur and Christmas). Timed passes are necessary for visiting the Permanent Exhibition — The Holocaust — and can be obtained at the Museum on the day of your visit or in advance by ordering online at www.tickets.com or by calling (800) 400–9373. Each day, the Museum distributes on a first–come first–served basis a large but limited number of timed entry passes for use that same day. Metro: Smithsonian

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • United States Capitol

    Senator Burr’s staff conducts Capitol tours for families visiting Washington each weekday. Capitol Visitor Center docents also conduct free guided tours of the Capitol Monday through Saturday throughout the year for larger groups. Please call (202) 224-3154 for assistance from Senator Burr's office with scheduling a tour of the Capitol. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.

    United States Capitol
  • Voice of America Studio

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at Voice of America, an international broadcasting agency funded by the U.S. government with a worldwide audience of 125 million people every week. Tours available Mon-Fri at 12pm and 3pm. Reservations recommended. Call (202) 203-4990 or visit www.voatour.com for more information. Metro: L’Enfant of Federal Center

    Voice of America Studio
  • Washington National Cathedral

    The National Cathedral is located in Northwest Washington. It offers tours on Monday and Wednesday at 9:15AM for which you can obtain tickets from my office. Guided tours of the Cathedral, for which you do not have to go through my office, are offered Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 11:30AM and 12:45PM to 3:30PM on Saturday except during special events. Please call (202) 364-6616, extension 3, if you have questions about what special events might conflict with your trip to the National Cathedral. 

    Washington National Cathedral
  • White House

    The White House Visitor Center is located at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (between 14th and 15th Streets). Senator Burr's office can make requests for White House tours for North Carolina constituents. Security measures enacted by the White House require that tour requests be made at least 21 days to three months in advance, and due to the volume of requests, tours are not guaranteed to be available. For more information: (202) 208-1631. Metro: Metro Center or Federal Triangle.

    White House
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

    The American Art Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. It is located 8th & F Streets, NW and is open from 11:30AM to 7:00PM daily (except for Christmas). Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

    Smithsonian American Art Museum