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REQUEST A TOUR

Washington D.C. is a beautiful city home to many monuments, museums, and our seat of government. Gary’s office can assist your group in scheduling a tour of the United States Capitol Building, the White House, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Treasury Department, and/or the Supreme Court.  

During your trip, you may also be interested in scheduling a tour with the Library of CongressNational Archives (home to our founding documents), National Museum of African American History and Culture, or visiting the other Smithsonian MuseumsNational CathedralWashington Monument, and Arlington National Cemetery. Check out the links for each of these sites to find more information and schedule a visit. 

Capitol Tours 

Capitol tours are led by members of Gary’s staff and by Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) tour guides. When considering your Capitol tour dates, please note that staff-led tours are available Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM, excluding federal holidays. The Capitol Visitor Center offers tours Monday-Saturday from 9:00AM-5:00PM except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Inauguration Day. Visitors are also welcome to pick up Senate and House gallery passes from Gary’s office. The Senate and House galleries are open Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-4:00PM and passes do not need to be reserved in advance. The tour coordinator will reach out to you between two and four weeks before your requested Capitol tour dates to confirm your tour.  

White House Tours 

The White House offers tours on Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30AM-12:30PM, excluding federal holidays. These tours have limited capacity and must be requested at least 21 days in advance. Submitting requests for White House tours 90 days or more in advance is recommended, especially for visits during peak seasons (school breaks, Cherry Blossom season, and winter holidays). Tours are subject to sudden cancellations and alterations under White House discretion. Given the limited quantity and high demand for White House tours, the tour coordinator will reach out to you within a week of submitting a White House tour request. 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Tours

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers congressionally requested tours on Monday-Friday at 8:15AM and 8:45AM. BEP also offers tours to the general public on Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-2:00PM, every 30 minutes. There is no difference between the congressionally requested tours and the publicly available tours. You can check the latest information about public tours on the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s website. For congressionally requested tours, the tour coordinator will reach out to you within two weeks of submitting a BEP tour request. 

Treasury Department Tours

The Treasury Department offers tours on the first and third Saturday of each month at 9:00AM and 10:30AM. The tour coordinator will reach out to you within a week of submitting a Treasury Department tour request. 

Supreme Court Tours

The Supreme Court is open for public viewing on Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-3:00PM, excluding federal holidays. The Court also offers courtroom lectures that present an overview of the judicial functions of the Supreme Court, the history of the building, and the architecture of the courtroom. These lectures are only available when the Court is out of session and are typically scheduled at 12:30PM. You can schedule these lectures through our office, and they are also open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information about when these lectures occur, and further logistics can be found on the Supreme Court’s website. The tour coordinator will reach out to you within two weeks of submitting a Supreme Court courtroom lecture request. 

Fill out the form below (please only submit one form per group), and our team will follow up about scheduling your tours: