If you are planning to visit Washington, D.C. soon and would like to reserve a tour of the Capitol, please call our office at  202-224-2023.

White House

For information about requesting a White House tour, please visit our White House Tour Information Page.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA 22211-5003 | (703) 607-8000 
Metro: Blue Line to Arlington Cemetery

  • Changing of the guard occurs every half hour from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm from April until September.
  • Changing of the guard occurs every half hour from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm from October until March. 
  • Tour Mobile leaves every 15 min. for tour of the Cemetery and costs $7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3.50/kids.

United States Botanical Gardens

245 First Street SW Washington, DC 20024 | (202) 225-8333
Metro: Federal Center SW then walk 2 blocks north

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Group tours available with a 3 week notice in the morning and afternoon for 1 hour.
  • Walk-ins should see the front desk.

1776 D St. NW Washington, DC 20006 | (202) 879-3241
Metro: Farragut West

  • Hours from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday.
  • Group tours available for $3/person but must call ahead to (202) 879-3241.
  • Public tours are available from 10 am – pm Monday through Friday.
  • Walk-in tours available 9 am -5 pm on Saturday for free.

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004 | (866) 324-7386 
Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Federal Triangle

  • Call and can order Guide books at 1-800-422-8644.
  • Hours from 8:30 am -5:30 pm Monday through Friday from March 15 through Labor Day and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday.

700 Army-Navy Drive Arlington, VA | (202) 307-3463 
Metro: Pentagon City

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.

4155 Linnean Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 | (877) – HILLWOOD 

  • Public access to the estate is limited to 250 visitors a day because of Hillwood’s residential location and zoning restrictions. Due to high demand and small tour sizes, you will be asked to make a deposit of $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (65 +), and $5 for full time students with ID and children under 18 if a reservation is made. An orientation brochure and tickets will be mailed once we receive your reservation deposit. Please check your tickets to confirm the date and time of your visit and bring these tickets the day of your visit. 
  • Hillwood features the most comprehensive collection of 18th and 19th century Russian imperial art outside of Russia as well as one of the most important 18th century French decorative arts. 
  • Reservations are required to visit and can be made by calling (877) – HILLWOOD or by fax at (202) 966-7846 (requests will be confirmed by the Visitor Services staff).

Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024-2126 | (202) 488-0400 
Metro: Smithsonian

  • Open 10 am – 5:30 pm every day. 
  • Closed on Yom Kippur (October 6, 2003) and Christmas.
  • Exhibitions and Museum Shop: 10 am – 5:30 pm.
  • Library: 10 am – 5 pm.
  • Archives: 10 am – 5 pm on Monday through Friday
  • Pass Desk: 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Museum Café: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Exhibitions and Museum Shop 10 am – 7:50 pm; Library 10 am – 5 pm; Archives 10 am – pm; Pass Desk 10 am – 7 pm; Museum Café 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. 
  • No passes necessary for entering the museum building, special exhibitions, the interactive Wexner Learning Center, and other Museum resources. Even if you cannot get Permanent Exhibition passes for the day and want to come, we invite you to visit and take advantage of the Museum’s many other learning opportunities. 
  • Timed passes are necessary for visiting the Permanent Exhibition. Tickets are obtained by calling in advance to (800) 400-9373 or on the day of your visit which are on a first come first serve basis and are limited.

International Spy Museum

800 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 393-7798 
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

  • Self guided tour of the museum at your own pace.
  • “Become a Spy” workshop available for groups of no more than 15, must be at least 12 years old, takes approx. 2 hours.
  • “Have Own Mission” workshop available for groups of no more than 15, must be at least 12 years old, takes approx. 1 hour. 
  • Admission: $14/person or a combo ticket of $25/person.
  • Reserve tickets online at www.spymuseum.org

Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121 | (703) 780-2000 
Metro: Metrorail Yellow Line to Huntington Ave, then board Fairfax Connector Bus 151 or 152 towards Huntington Station. Exit at Mount Vernon/George Washington’s Home.

  • Open seven days a week (including holidays and Christmas).
  • Hours: April through August from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • March, September, October from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • November through February from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
  • Congressional tours only available from April 1 through August 31.
  • Admission: $13/adult, $12/ senior, $6/kids 6-11, free/kids 5 and younger.
  • Various tours including “Slave tours” at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and “Landscape and gardens” 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm.

National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002-1958 | (202) 245-2726 
Directions: Located in Northeast Washington, DC, 2.2 miles from the Capitol. It is bordered on the west by Bladensburg Rd., on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street.

  • Open every day of the year (except Christmas) from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Administration Building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 272-2448
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

  • Free daily tours of the museum are offered at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and on Sunday at 12:30 pm and 1:30pm.
  • Exhibition tours are available on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm for free.
  • For groups larger than 10 people a $50 admission fee required. 
  • Easiest way to schedule custom tours is to go to www.nbm.org and click on Custom Tours.

National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-5098 | (202) 537-6200 
Metrobus: From Capitol- at Independence Avenue SW and First Street SW, take 34 or 35 bus towards Friendship Heights and exit at Cathedral Avenue NW or from Woodley Park Metro –or– take 90 or 92 bus towards McLean Gardens and get off the bus at the corner of Woodley and Wisconsin Avenues and the Cathedral is on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue.

  • No admission fee, however a donations fee.
  • You can also sign up for several other more specialized tours with the National Cathedral tour service:
    • Close up Tour – held the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm (except in June).
    • High Light Tour – held the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm (except in June).

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 633-4800 
Metro: Red Line to Woodley Park/Zoo

  • Hours: April 1 through October 31 the Grounds are open from 6 am – 8 pm and the Buildings are open from 10 am – 6 pm; from November 1 through March 31 the Grounds are open from 6 am – 6 pm and the Buildings are open 10 am – 4:30 pm.

National Park Service Memorials

FDR Memorial – West Basin Drive; (202) 426-6841; Metro: Smithsonian
Jefferson Memorial – (202) 426-6841; Metro: Smithsonian
Korean War Memorial – French Drive SW; (202) 426-6841; Metro: Foggy Bottom
Lincoln Memorial – 23rd Street NW; (202) 426-6841; Metro: Foggy Bottom

National Museum of Crime and Punishment

575 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20004
(202) 303-1099 
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

  • Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm during March through August; 10:00 am – 8:00 pm during September through February.
  • Ticket sales by phone call (202) 621-5567. 
  • Group Ticket Sales contact at: sales@crimemuseum.org


555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
(888) 639-7386 
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial- Penn Quarter Station

  • Admission: $20/adult, $18/senior, $15/child.

State Department

  • Guided tours of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms are held Monday through Friday at 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 2:45 pm only. The Diplomatic Reception Rooms tour includes the Entrance Hall, Transition Room, Gallery, Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room and the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room. The exquisitely detailed architectural and decorative highlights of this suite of rooms serve as our country's main stage of international diplomacy. 
  • Advance reservations are required. Same day tours are not available. Tickets are not required for the tour. The Department of State is closed for tours on weekends and federal holidays.

Supreme Court

Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Capitol South

  • On days when the court is not in hearing oral arguments the public lectures take place every half hour on the hour beginning at 9:30 am and the last lecture is at 3:30 pm; Seating is limited and available on a first come first seated basis. 
  • The ground floor of the building, which is the public exhibit, is open from 9 am – 4:30 pm from Monday through Friday. 
  • Touring information online at www.supremecourtus.gov/about/courtbuilding.pdf which includes brief history.

Voice of America

330 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20237 | (202) 203-4000 
Metro: Federal Center SW

  • Tours are conducted at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Tours begin at the C street entrance. 

Washington Monument

(800) 967-2283 
Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Smithsonian

  • Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm seven days a week.
  • Admission: Free tickets are distributed at 8:30 am at 15th NW and Madison Drive.
  • Reservations can be made for a fee at www.reservations.nps.gov.

National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20408 | (877) 444-6777 
Metro: Green or Yellow Lines to Archives-Navy Memorial

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (except from after Labor Day - March 31, when it closes at 5:30 pm).

Bureau of Engraving

14th and C Streets SW Washington, DC 20228 | (202) 874-8888 
Metro: Smithsonian

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 2:00 pm.
  • Tours last 40 minutes and depart every 20 minutes.
  • Photo ID is required for entry.
  • Admission: Constituents may obtain tickets for the day of the tour only from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Visitor’s Center.

Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20540 | (202) 707-9779 
Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Capitol South

  • Hours: Tours are conducted Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and on Saturday from 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30.
  • Visitors should arrive at the Jefferson Building’s Horse Shoe Entrance at First Street (opposite of the Capitol).