Rarely can one feel so much a part of history as when visiting our nation's capital. Washington, DC has so much to offer. It truly is unlike any other city in the nation. Below is more information about tours my office can assist in scheduling, sites throughout our capital city, and maps to help you get around.
I invite you to contact my DC office at (202) 224-4224 if you have questions or would like tour information sent to you, including information about the Nebraska Breakfast. The Nebraska Breakfast is a chance for those visiting Washington, D.C. to meet informally with the entire Nebraska delegation. More information may be found here.
|The U.S. Capitol Building is open for tours Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (*Note: The last scheduled tour of the day begins at 3:30pm.) Please click here to submit a tour request of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Passes to view the Senate floor can be obtained by contacting my office.
* The White House announced that due to sequestration, tours of the White House have been suspended, effective March 9, 2013, until further notice. However, the White House will continue to receive tour requests even though they are not currently allowing tours. The requests will be held as pending until 1) the suspension is lifted or 2) the dates of your visit have past.
My office can request a White House tour for you. These self-guided tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday mornings. Due to the volume of requests, the White House is often booked several months in advance. To maximize your chances of getting a tour, please submit your request to my office at least 4 months--but no more than 6 months--in advance.
The White House is unable to accommodate all requests, even if submitted in a timely manner. The White House will inform my office approximately one to two weeks prior to the requested date(s) if a tour has been approved or denied.
|Secret Service regulations require all security information to be submitted with a tour request. The White House now makes public the names of visitors and the dates they toured the White House 90-120 days after their visit. No other personal information is released.
To request a White House tour, please complete our tour request form. Be sure to include the dates your group would be available for tours.
Answers to frequently asked questions about White House tours can be found here.
Your group may enjoy the view of the White House coupled with a trip to the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center building is currently closed for rehabilitation; however, a temporary location has been established near the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, located near the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW. It is open to the public seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and does not require reservations. Please visit here for more information regarding the Visitor Center: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events.
|Monuments and Memorials: A guide of the monuments and memorials of Washington, D.C.
Museums and Galleries: Museums and Galleries in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian Institution: A list of the 13 Smithsonian museums and galleries
National Archives: The National Archives is home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights
Washington DC Bus Tours: The major bus tour companies in Washington DC allow you to hop on and off at stops
Government Buildings: Government buildings of interest
Historic Area Homes: Historic Area Homes in Washington, D.C.
Day trips from Washington, D.C.: Day trips from Washington, D.C.
Other Historic Sites: Other Historic sites in Washington, D.C.