Tours and Tickets

The White House requires that requests be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your requested tour date. All tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible (up to six months in advance) in order to maximize your chances. We recommend you submit your requests at least 2-3 months in advance, or more for summer tours. Please be advised that our office has no outcome over the control of your request.

Our office is able to facilitate Capitol tours on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you would like to take a tour on a weekend or wish to schedule your Capitol tour on your own, you can do so online at the Capitol Visitor Center website.

Please fill out the Tour Request Form and either email it to or fax it to 202-225-5688. You should receive a response confirming the submission of your request within 1-3 business days. If you do not receive a response by this time, please call (202) 225-2531.

For more information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit my Washington, DC Tourism Information page. Please feel free to email with any questions regarding your visit to Washington, D.C.