Tour Requests

Senator Schatz's office can assist you on planning your next visit to Washington, DC.  There are many attractions to visit while in DC, and we can help you book tours to the following sites:

The U.S. Capitol
The White House
The Bureau of Printing and Engraving
The Pentagon
The Supreme Court
The Library of Congress

  • The U.S. Capitol

    The U.S. Capitol

    United States Capitol tours may be arranged through our office or the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC). Tours are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We ask that requests be submitted five months prior to the requested date, especially if requesting in Spring or Summer.  For more information, or to schedule a tour directly with the CVC, please go to http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/.  To request a tour through our office, click here.

  • The White House

    The White House

    Public tours of the White House require a 21-day advance notice with the submission of security information, but three and a half (3 ½) months’ notice is strongly recommended, as that is the earliest a tour may be requested. Please make sure to only submit a single tour request. The White House automatically cancels multiple submissions from the same guests, so guests that submit requests through multiple offices may have their requests denied. These self-guided tours begin as early as 7:30 a.m. or as late as 1:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays), and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis approximately two weeks in advance of the requested date(s). We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. All White House tours are free of charge. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at 202-456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last-minute cancellation or rescheduling.  

  • The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    Free tours run every 10 to 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with advance reservations held for large groups between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.  To request a tour through our office, please submit your request as early as six months, and no later than three months prior to the scheduled tour.

  • The Pentagon

    The Pentagon

    Tour requests can be made 90 days prior to the requested date.  Because of extensive security measures, tours are confirmed only 24 hours prior to the tour.

    For more information on tours of the Pentagon, click here

  • The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court is the foundation of our government’s Judiciary branch. Courtroom seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis, although you can contact our office to book seats ahead of time.  We ask that your request be made at least three months before your desired date.

    From October through April, oral arguments can be viewed by the general public when the court is in session.  Arguments do not begin until 10:00 a.m., but you may want to arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. in order to secure seats. 

  • Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is one of the oldest research institutions in the nation.  It contains a vast collection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and original historical documents.

    The Library of Congress offers tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building.  Please submit your request for a reserved tour at least two months in advance. For further information, including directions, a list of current exhibits, and general tour questions, please call the Library’s Visitor office at (202) 707-0919 or visit http://www.loc.gov/visit/.