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My office can assist with scheduling tours for the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Treasury Department.

Please fill out the Tour Request Form to request a tour for the dates you wish to visit. Please also note that some tours require a request with at least three-months’ notice.

It’s a long way from Idaho to Washington, D.C.--more than 2,300 miles from the center of the state to the nation’s capital. So, when you are prepared in every way, touring around Washington, D.C., can be more comfortable and entertaining. I have prepared a Tour Tips Document and a Helpful Mobile Apps Document I hope you will find helpful in your preparation to make the most of your trip.

Additionally, I have provided a comprehensive Tour Attractions Document that can help you decide what to see and what places to visit during your trip.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20535

Limited tours available, tours must be arranged through my office. Please contact my office at least one month in advance to request a tour.

Home of America's premier law enforcement agency, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building was closed to public tours in 2002. In place of a building tour, the FBI Education Center is designed to educate the public about the work of today’s FBI. The center contains numerous exhibits about the Bureau’s history, its investigation for the September 11 terrorist attacks, the training for Special Agents and FBI personnel, and also about some of the Bureau’s most high-profile cases throughout its history. When staffing and time permits, tours may also include a live demonstration of the historic and modern firearms used by the FBI.

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Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.

Hours and Admission
8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Saturday
No admission charged. Tours scheduled by congressional offices occur Monday-Friday at 9:45am, 11:45am and 1:45pm. Public tours of the library are also offered Monday-Saturday and no reservation is needed. Contact my office for further reservation information.

Home of the Congressional Archives, the Library of Congress consists of three buildings: the Adams, the Thomas Jefferson and the James Madison.

The Jefferson Building is named after the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who, in 1814, sold his personal library of 6,487 books to the LOC to rebuild the library’s collection that was destroyed when British troops burned the Capitol during the War of 1812. The LOC is the most ornate of the buildings and is home to the spectacular Reading Room.The lobby on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the is remarkable; the Great Hall is constructed of white Italian marble, with a stucco ceiling accented with a twenty-three karat gold leaf. A tour of this building won't leave you disappointed!

U.S. Capitol

(202) 226-8000 - Automated visitors' information line

Hours and Admission
8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Saturday (including most federal holidays)
No admission charged

My office offers staff-guided tours at 10:00 and 2:00 every weekday, though we are more than happy to adjust those times to your schedule. With at least 21 days’ advance notice, we are also able to reserve passes on Saturdays.The U.S. Capitol Guide Service also offers tours.

You can book a tour online at Visit The Capitol or you can pick up same-day tickets in the Capitol Visitors Center. Tours operate Monday-Saturday, 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Please be aware of security guidelines and prohibited items in the U.S. Capitol.

In advance of a Capitol tour, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society's website offers a wealth of information about the Capitol's art and exhibits such as the National Statuary Hall Collection, murals within the Capitol corridors painted by Allyn Cox, and the large 12' x 18' paintings within the Rotunda to complement your tour.

Another resource with information about the architecture, art and grounds of the U.S. Capitol is the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) website. The AOC is the steward responsible for the maintenance, operation, and preservation of many of our nation’s most recognizable landmarks of democracy and government including the U.S. Capitol and its grounds, the U.S. Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the U.S. Botanic Gardens.

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U.S. Supreme Court

1 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C.

Hours and Admission
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Closed weekends and federal holidays. No admission charged.

You can visit the Supreme Court building and tour portions of the interior without a reservation. My office can schedule a congressional reservation (for up to six people), offered only at 12:30pm with check-in at 12:15pm.

The tour includes a 30-minute lecture held in the Supreme Court Chambers, on days when the Court is not in session. The same lecture is offered to the general public every hour on the half-hour, 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. However, court business may conflict with the schedule, so please check the tour telephone line for updates. Contact my office for additional information.

The cornerstone of the U.S. Supreme Court building was laid in 1932 and the building was completed in 1935. It was the first time in our country’s history that the nation’s highest court had its own building. It is worth noting that the construction was done for less than what Congress funded, so money was returned to the Treasury. Initially, the Court met in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York City, and later in Chambers located in the U.S. Capitol. The Court is in session October-April. Courtroom seats are available on a first come first served basis, every hour on the half-hour.

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The White House Visitors Office 24-Hour Hotline at (202) 208-1631

Hours and Admission
No admission charged.
Please note that while my office is able to assist you with scheduling a tour, there are times when tours may be canceled without prior notice from the White House. For more information, please visit their website.

Due to extremely limited availability, it is highly recommended that tour requests be submitted as early as possible. Requests must be submitted at least three (3) months in advance. If your party requests a visit that is less than three (3) months away, the White House may not have space available.

The White House offers self-guided tours to patrons on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are required to tour the White House. Please contact my office for assistance in securing a tour reservation for your party. Upon request, my office will be asked to provide the White House with security information about each member of your party (including children). Upon submission of your request by my office, you will receive an email from the White House asking for this information, and the link provided in the link in the email will expire after 8 days.

Every President since John Adams has lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most famous addresses in the world. The White House is also the only private residence of a head of state that is open to the public. President George Washington oversaw construction of the building, but never resided in it. The White House survived a fire set by British troops in 1814, and another fire in the West Wing in 1929. The White House is six stories and includes 132 rooms, 35 bathroom and six levels, with 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, eight staircases and three elevators. While it’s now known as The White House (officially given by Theodore Roosevelt in 1901), it has also been known as the President’s Palace, the President’s House, and the Executive Mansion. Self-guided tours include the East Room and the Blue Room.

A visit to the White House Visitors Center, located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Streets, is also a great stop and will greatly enhance your tour experience.

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