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 | (877) 907-8585 
Metro: Blue Line to Arlington Cemetery

  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. April through September; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. October through March.
  • Changing of the guard occurs every half hour from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. from April 1 until September 30.
  • Changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from October 1 until March 31. 
  • Admission: Free.
  • Tour admission: $15.00/adult, $11.00/senior, $7.25/child.

United States Botanical Gardens

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 225-8333
Metro: Federal Center SW then walk 2 blocks north

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. –  ; Open daily;
  • Admission: Free.
  • Free 45-minute highlight tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory may be available on the day of your visit.
  • Tours on specialized topics or temporary exhibits are scheduled seasonally.
  • Groups of 10 to 15 adults may reserve a free 45-minute guided tour of the Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance.
  • Walk-ins should see the front desk.
1776 D St. NW Washington, DC 20006 | (202) 628-1776
Metro: Farragut West
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Admission: Free.
  • Self-Guided Tours: Free of charge. Available Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Docent-Led Tours: Free of charge, though subject to docent availability. When docents are available, 45-minute tours are given on the hour and half-hour, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
901 7th Street NW, 4th Floor Washington, DC 20001 | (202) 789-7000
Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Federal Triangle
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from March 15 through Labor Day; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Call for a free visitors guide or order one on the website.

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

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Admission: Free.

4155 Linnean Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 686-5807 

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Admission: suggested donation of $18/adults, $15/senior citizens (65 +), $10/full-time college students with ID, and $5/children 6-18 years of age. 
  • Public access to the estate is limited to 250 visitors a day because of Hillwood’s residential location and zoning restrictions.
  • 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

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. every day. Closed on Yom Kippur and December 25th.
  • Admission: Free, although tickets reserved online are subject to a $1 transaction fee. 
  • Although tickets are free of charge, they are required from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945.
  • Tickets are not required to enter the Museum or to view any other Museum exhibitions.

International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20024 | (202) 393-7798 
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza

  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Open daily.
  • Admission: $24.94/adults; $14.95/youth; $19.95/senior, military, college student, intelligence community;free for children under 6. 
  • “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. 
  • 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.

  • Hours: April through October 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; November through March from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Open daily.
  • Admission: $20/adult, $12/youth.

National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002-1958 | (202) 245-4523
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.

  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., every day of the year except December 25th;
  • Administration Building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

National Building Museum

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

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
  • Admission: $10/adults; $7/students, young, Seniors; free for museum members and children 2 and under.
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.

  • Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday; Sunday: 8 a.m. worship services; 12 p.m. sightseeing hours begin; 4 p.m. Sunday Choral Evensong.
  • Admission: Free.
  • 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 p.m. (except in June).
    • High Light Tour – held the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. (except in June).

National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 633-4888 
Metro: Red Line to Woodley Park/Zoo

  • Hours: The grounds are open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the winter); the buildings are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the winter.)
  • Admission: Free.

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.

Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
(202) 292-6100
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial- Penn Quarter Station

  • Admission: $24.95/adult; $19.95/senior; $14.95/child; 6 and younger/free; Discounts are available for journalists, military, teachers, college students, and AAA members.
  • Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

State Department

  • 45 min. guided tours of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms are conducted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Reservations are required and should be made approximately 90 days in advance, due to the large volume of requests.
  • Reservations should be made by phone at 202-647-3241 or online through this link.

Supreme Court

Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Capitol South

  • Hours: The ground floor of the building, which is the public exhibit, is open from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • 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 a.m. and the last lecture is at 3:30 p.m.; Seating is limited and available on a first come first seated basis. Additionally, lectures are available Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis and are free of charge. A line forms in the Great Hall on the first floor before each lecture.  A modified lecture schedule is offered in December and January. When the Court is in session, Courtroom Lectures are available only after Court adjourns for the day.
  • Touring information is available online at this link.

Voice of America

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

  • Daily VOA Studio Tour is offered Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. Tours last 30 - 45 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to a maximum of 20 people.
  • Tours begin at the C street entrance. 

Washington Monument

(800) 426-6841
Metro: Orange or Blue Line to Smithsonian

  • The monument is closed until August 2019.
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Open daily.
  • Admission: Free tickets are distributed at 8:30 a.m. at 15th NW and Madison Drive.
  • Reservations can be made for a fee at www.reservations.nps.gov.

National Archives

701 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20408 | 1-866-272-6272 
Metro: Green or Yellow Lines to Archives-Navy Memorial
  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free.
  • Reservations are not required to visit the National Archives Museum. However, advance reservations are highly recommended during the height of the tourist season (March through Labor Day) and during holiday seasons such as the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

Bureau of Engraving

14th and C Streets SW Washington, DC 20228 | (866) 874-2330
Metro: Smithsonian

  • Public tour hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Group tour hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Advanced Reservations for Large Groups Only.)
  • Admission: Free.
  • Tours last 40 minutes and depart every 30 minutes.
  • Photo ID is required for entry.

Library of Congress

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

  • Tours are conducted at 10:30 a.m., 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 Monday through Friday; and on Saturday at 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).

National Museum of African American History and Culture

15th St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC | (202) 633-1000
  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Closed on December 25th. 
  • Admission: Free, but visitors needed timed-entry passes for certain peak times and seasons when visitation is highest. During off-peak times, when visitation is lower, visitors can enter the Museum on weekdays without passes. Visit the museum website for updated peak times and seasons

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20560  | (202) 633-6644

  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Open daily.
  • Admission: Free.
  • Guided tours offered 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.