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Visiting D.C.

If you are interested in visiting Washington, D.C., Sen. Toomey's office can help arrange a number of interesting tours. While we cannot guarantee that tickets will always be available, the senator's staff will work hard to satisfy your request. Ample advance notice is required, especially for popular destinations. Please also note that the springtime is an especially busy time to schedule a visit due to Cherry Blossom season.

All requests for tours must be made in writing either by filling out the online Tour Request Form here or by printing and faxing this form to the Washington, D.C., office at (202) 228-0284, attn: Tour Coordinator.

Please note: This office cannot accept tour requests via phone. Your request must be submitted in writing either via fax or the web form.


U.S. Capitol
Capitol in springtimeVisitors to the U.S. Capitol are now able to see new exhibitions in the Capitol Visitors Center, view a brief film that tells the story of Congress, and tour the facility with professional tour guides who will give informative and interpretive tours. You will have the opportunity to view copies of our founding documents and pieces of famous legislation, a detailed history of the Capitol building, a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations of our country's legislative branch, and artifacts such as the catafalque that held President Lincoln's casket.

The Capitol Guide Service leads professionally guided tours of the Center and the U.S. Capitol from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Capitol is closed to tours on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day. You can visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center website to register for a tour.

If you would like to obtain gallery passes to view the chambers of the House of Representatives and Senate, please visit the Washington office (248 Russell Senate Office Building) before your tour.


The White House
The White House

The White House will be open for limited public tours of the East Wing and Executive Residence. Unfortunately, the White House is not able to reschedule tours affected by sequestration.

Important Information: White House tours require many months' notice, and our office cannot guarantee tour acceptance. The final decision rests solely with the White House. You will be required to provide the country and date of birth, social security number, citizenship and full name (including middle initial) for all persons seeking a White House tour. Our office cannot reschedule tours due to conflicts. You will be informed of the status of your tours 14 days before the earliest requested date.

*Note: White House tours will be temporarily closed August 11th through August 29th, 2015 due to renovations of the public screening facility.


Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Tours are offered Monday through Friday.

The Mint is closed on federal holidays.

Tours are offered between 9-10:45 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Large group reservations are scheduled between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Requests must be submitted two months in advance.




U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme CourtPublic tours are offered Monday through Friday, every hour on the half hour from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., when the court is not in session.

The court is closed on federal holidays.

Congressional tours are at 2 p.m. when the court is not in session.

Call (202) 479-3211 for dates when the court will be in session.



Kennedy Center
Kennedy CenterTours are offered Monday through Saturday. Reserved tours are offered Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Requests can be submitted any time.





Library of Congress
Library of CongressThe Library of Congress offers hour-long, fully accessible docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture and view the grandeur of the Main Reading Room.

Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library --America's oldest cultural institution -- by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible), and the services provided to Congress and the nation.

Constituent tours are offered Monday through Friday.