Thank you for your interest in visiting our nation's capital. Several tours and public attractions in Washington, DC, have been impacted by COVID-19, including the U.S. Capitol. If you are planning a visit to Washington, please use this page to stay up to date on the operating status of tours and public attractions. The following locations have announced changes in operating status and tours (please click on the attraction you wish to visit for further updates).

If you are interested in tours in the future, my office can assist with scheduling to some Washington, DC, attractions to residents of my district. All tickets are free and are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances.

US Capitol: Closed Until Further Notice

House and Senate Buildings: Closed Until Further Notice

Library of Congress: Closed Until Further Notice

White House (Call 202-456-7041 for updates): Tours Suspended Until Further Notice

FBI: Tours Suspended Until Further Notice

Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Tours Suspended Until Further Notice

Department of State: Diplomatic Reception Room Closed Until Further Notice

Pentagon: Tours Suspended Until Further Notice

Smithsonian Museums and Zoo

  • The National Gallery of Art has reopened its West Building. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website. The Sculpture Garden is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with limited capacity, while the East Building remains closed.
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The National Museum of American History has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The Smithsonian's National Zoo has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the Smithsonian unit's website.
  • The National Portrait Gallery has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery have both reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center has reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
  • The National Museum of Natural History will reopen on June 18. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and health protocols, visit the museum’s website.
  • The National Museum of African Art will reopen on July 16. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and health protocols, visit the museum’s website.
  • The National Museum of Asian Art Freer Gallery will reopen on July 16. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and health protocols, visit the museum’s website.
  • The National Air and Space Museum will reopen on July 30. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and health protocols, visit the museum’s website.
  • The Smithsonian Institution Building (“The Castle”) will reopen on July 30. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and health protocols, visit the museum’s website.

Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cemetery policy requires all visitors to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while visiting these hallowed grounds. Several places of interest remain closed to ensure health protection conditions.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Reopened. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.

National Archive Museum: The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., will open for viewing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights with limited capacity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 15. 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: 2021-2022 Ballet & Dance Season debuts Oct. 7 | Theater Season debuts Oct. 13

Museum of the Bible: Open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, face masks and social distancing required. Use complimentary styluses on touchscreens. Read more "Thou Shalts."

International Spy Museum: Now open daily. You must get advance tickets and abide by social distancing guidelines and mask requirements. Read more safety info.

National Arboretum: The outside grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) will be open Monday Wednesday, and Friday to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum and Administration Building will continue to be closed to the public.

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Tickets are free, and provided on a first-come first-served basis. If my office is unable to secure a congressional tour for the sites you selected, most locations are available for public tours. Please visit the House visitors guide for information about public tour information for many of the sites in Washington D.C.

Admittance is determined by the individual tour site or agency, not by the Congressional office. Unless specified, tours are available Monday through Friday.

Our office has the ability to submit your request, but we do not have the ability to guarantee a tour.

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