We are pleased to announce that on Monday, March 28, 2022, public tours of the Capitol will resume with a limited number of tours. Since March 2020, the U.S. Capitol, and the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) has been closed to tours. The decision to reinstate limited tours has been made in coordination with Congressional Leadership, the U.S. Capitol Police Board, the Attending Physician, Capitol Visitor Services, and the U.S. Capitol Police. We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation as we work together to resume public tours of the Capitol for the American people in a way that protects the health and safety of visitors and institutional staff alike.
Reservations are required for all staff-led tours, and are available Monday through Friday from 10:10 AM-1:40PM
Due to limited availability we ask that you provide multiple dates you are able to tour.
Beginning Wednesday, May 25, the public may reserve tours directly through the public Capitol Visitor Center public website.
White House Tours
Public White House tours will resume on Friday, April 15, 2022, and will initially be available from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. All White House tours are free of charge and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, with the tour schedule subject to change based on inclement weather or official use. Tour requests must be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s). Reservations cannot be accepted for tour dates outside this 21 – 90-day window. Due to the fluidity of the White House schedule, tours cannot be confirmed more than two to three weeks in advance of the requested date(s) and are subject to cancellation at any time.
Spring White House tour dates have reached capacity at this time; therefore tour availability will be from July through December.
You can self-schedule a tour of the following:
The following Smithsonian locations are no longer requiring timed passes for entry:
Additional information on some attractions in Washington, DC may be found on the Washington DC Tourism Information page.Required fields are followed by *.