For your convenience, most tours in Washington can be booked online. However, some tours require same day tickets and may be available only on a first come, first served basis. This page and its links can help you navigate the online sites of Washington's most historic places as you plan your trip.
If you are interested in reserving a tour of the United States Capitol, as well as the White House, my office may provide assistance given notice enough in advance. To complete the online form for requesting a tour of the U.S. Capitol and/or the White House, please click here.
Dedicated in 1885, this national treasure was built in honor of George Washington, best known for being our nation’s first president. Tours of the monument are given daily, and tickets must be acquired on the same day as your planned visit. For more information on how to obtain tickets for a reserved time, please click here.
Library of Congress
Created in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Hour-long tours are available Monday through Saturday, and no reservation or tickets is required for individuals and families. Please click here to get more information about public tours of the Library of Congress.
The National Archives hold the nation's most important documents. However, before its creation in 1934, each governmental agency was responsible for keeping its own records. Guests are able to wait in line with the general public on weekdays to view the collection of historic documents, though it is recommended that you reserve a tour here.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
This agency is responsible for the creation of paper currency for the Federal Reserve System. Tours last approximately forty minutes and include an introductory video before the group gets to view the inner workings of the facility. Click here to learn how to visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
As established by the United States Constitution, the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Tours are usually offered daily and do not require a reservation. On occasion, special lectures are offered to guests on a first come, first served basis. Please click here for more information to plan your visit to the Supreme Court.
The Pentagon is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. Tours are available on weekdays by reservation only and usually require substantial notice in advance since tour availability is limited. You can book your tour online by clicking here.
Arlington National Cemetery
This hallowed ground provides a final resting place for our nation’s uniformed men and women who have honorably and selflessly answered the call to serve our country. The cemetery is open 365 days a year and features the Tomb of the Unknowns. Visitor information for Arlington National Cemetery can be found by clicking here.