How to . . . Sign up for a tour and learn more about Washington, D.C. attractions

Please read the details of each tour and fill out the form on the right to request a tour.

 

Please Note: For those requesting a White House tour, you will need to download this Microsoft Excel file and send via email to tours@feinstein.senate.gov

These tours book up to five months in advance, so I encourage you to act quickly.  Please fill out a tour request form and return it to my office as soon as you know when you will be in Washington, D.C.

Please only include dates for which you are available to attend tours on the tour request form, and not dates on which you will be traveling.

Much of what Washington has to offer can be experienced without advance reservations, and most of these attractions are free for the public.  The National Cathedral, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museums and the Library of Congress are all free and open to the public.  Links to the websites for many popular attractions can be found below

In addition, my staff can send you a “Welcome to Washington” visitor guide that includes maps, a history of Washington, suggested day trips and detailed information and photographs of local attractions.  To receive your copy, just fill out the tour request form and send it to my Washington office. 

Finally, I would like to invite you to attend one of my constituent breakfasts. I frequently host these events in the spring in Washington.  More information about my constituent breakfast can be found here.

Have a great time planning your trip, and I look forward to seeing you in our nation’s capital soon. 

Tour Information: 

  • White House – Tours are conducted Tuesday through Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Once the White House books a tour, they are unable to change the date or the participants, so please only submit dates for which you are able to attend the tour.  To allow adequate time for security clearance, please make requests at least 90 days in advance of the tour date, but not more than six months in advance. Security information including Social Security number, date of birth and country of origin must be submitted for all individuals 17 and older.  Finally, White House tours are in extremely high demand so please know that the White House is not able to accommodate every request.
     
  • U.S. Capitol Building- The Capitol Visitor Center conducts public tours. Please make requests through my office at least four months in advance. Tours of the Capitol are also available through the “public walk up line” in the Capitol Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center is located on 1st Street on the east side of the Capitol and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
     
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Tours are offered Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.  Please make requests through my office at least 90 days in advance.
     
  • Library of Congress - My office can arrange special appointments for tours of the Library of Congress, which are offered Monday through Friday.  Please make requests at least two months in advance.  If you have not made reservations through my office, the Library of Congress offers public tours Monday through Saturday for groups of 10 or fewer.  These tours are free and require no reservations.  More information on public tours can be found at the Library of Congress website.

How to Get Around in Washington:

Government Buildings of Interest:

On Capitol Hill:

Museums and Galleries

Monuments and Memorials
For a complete list of memorials, monuments, parks and other sites in Washington, please consult the National Park Service website.
Landmarks, Cathedrals & Churches:

Historic Homes

Parks and Gardens