Visit Washington, D.C.

Below you will find information on various sites around Washington, D.C. that our office can help you visit. Since many constituents prefer to book their own tours, we have included information on how to do so. However, please note that constituent tours of the White House and U.S. Treasury must be requested through a congressional office.

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The U.S. Capitol

Tours of the Capitol are available Monday through Saturday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Constituents are able to reserve their own tours online. If tours appear fully booked or you would prefer our office to organize one for you, please submit your request on this page.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving & Printing is responsible for the design, engraving and printing of all U.S. paper currency, and on the tour you will see the currency production process.

The Bureau is open Monday through Friday with Visitor Center hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The 40-minute tours begin every 15 minutes starting at 8:00 a.m.

Walk-up tickets can be picked up at the ticket booth, located on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street). The booth will close once all tickets have been distributed. Our office can also request reserved tours about 3 months in advance. If you would like to reserve a tour please submit your request on this page.

In order to request a tour of The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a security form must be filled out. Download the form here: BEP Tour request.doc. The completed form must include one group member’s first and last name, number in the party, date or date range available for the tour, and time or time range available. Once you have completed the form, please email it to MA06.tours@mail.house.gov. Please note that our office must receive this completed document before we can submit your request.

White House

We can put in requests for self-guided White House tours for residents of the Sixth District. Tours typically take place from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesday through Thursday, and 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Tours are not available on Sundays or Mondays, and dates may be closed to tours at the discretion of the White House. Due to security and capacity constraints, only a fraction of requested tours are ultimately approved. It is highly recommended that tour requests be placed three or more months before your trip to ensure the best possible chances of having your tour request approved by the White House.

When you let us know you would like to request a tour of the White House, be sure to also include the number of people in your party, an email address, and a phone number to reach you at. Once we submit your request to the White House, they will send an “RSVP” email to you directly, asking for information from all members of your party (names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, etc.). All information from every member of your group must be submitted within seven days, either by you or by the members of your party – otherwise the tour request will not go forward, and you will have to start the process again. Once you submit all of your information to the White House, they will reach out to you approximately 2-3 weeks before your trip dates with whether your tour request was approved or not.

U.S. Treasury

Tours of the main U.S. Treasury Building must be requested through our office. Tours last approximately one hour and are offered only on Saturday mornings from March to December at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Requesting a U.S. Treasury tour requires several steps. First, fill out the request on this page. Then, download and complete this spreadsheet: NEW UPDATED Treasury Tours Security Info for Congress.xlsx (different than WH). Please send the completed spreadsheet in .xls format to MA06.tours@mail.house.gov.

Please pay careful attention to the prompts in the spreadsheet that explain how to format your birthday (MM/DD/YYY) and social security number (no dashes). Also, make sure all guests are listed in alphabetical order – first by last name, and then by first name. Please remember that if you are a citizen your answer should be “Y,” not YES and your country code should be US not USA. Also, the “CongOffice”, “POCName”, and “POCNumber” sections are pre-filled by this office and should not be changed. Please input your own party’s information in the “Visitor ContactNumber”, “TourDate”, and “TourTime” boxes

Given the extremely limited number of tours available, we recommend completing requests at least three months in advance of your desired date.

Please note that our office must receive your completed spreadsheet via e-mail before we can submit your request. Also, for security reasons, all requested information is mandatory. You can not have a tour of the U.S. Treasury Building without providing all requested personal information. Feel free to call our Washington, D.C. office with any questions you may have.

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is open year-round, 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 4:45 p.m. Free, same-day tickets can be picked up on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street adjacent to the Monument starting at 8:30 AM on any given day.

You can also make reservations online up to three months in advance. If all of the online tour reservations are booked, we can attempt to make a reservation on your behalf. Unfortunately, given demand and availability of tours, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to arrange a reservation.

 
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