Tours and Tickets

Temporarily Suspended:

  • U.S. Capitol tours​
  • White House tours
  • US Supreme Court tours
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing tours
  • FBI tours


  • Library of Congress
  • The Smithsonian Museums (Free, timed-entry passes are required for entry)
    • The Smithsonian's National Zoo
    • National Museum of African American History and Culture
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian Gardens and Outdoor Exhibitions
    • National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Museum of the American Indian (DC)
    • National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, are open to the public.
    • All other Smithsonian museums remain temporarily closed.

All tickets are provided to 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 chance

Please note: The White House is the most requested tour in Washington, D.C. and space is extremely limited. To maximize your chances of being accepted, please request a White House tour more than three months in advance.

For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.