Washington DC Visitors
November 2013 UPDATE: The White House began making limited tours available on November 5, 2013.
Please note: on March 5, 2013, the White House Visitors Office (WHVO), which is run by the Obama Administration, informed Congressional offices that all confirmed and pending White House tours are cancelled until further notice. While WHVO claims “staffing reductions resulting from sequestration” caused the cancellation of White House tours, it does not appear that suspending these tours, which are self-guided, saves significant tax dollars. This is why I, along with 55 of my colleagues, wrote to President Obama on March 7, 2013, expressing our concern over this decision and directly asking the President why the public is being denied access to one of the most popular public buildings in the nation. I am very concerned that the President is using these tours to make a political point.
Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC? While you are in Washington, DC, I encourage you and your family to stop by my office. Whether you're coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular Federal attractions in our Nation's Capital.
We are able to help you reserve tours to the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. You may place an online tour request. These tours are an excellent way to see all that the nation's capital has to offer and all of these tours are of no charge to you. All tickets are provided to my constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances.
There's more to see in Washington, DC. than just the White House or the Capitol Building. View an extensive listing of other attractions and sights to see while visiting.