Senator Schatz's office can assist you on planning your next visit to Washington, DC.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Tours for some of the attractions below have resumed but with limited availability and continued restrictions. Some tours remained suspended. Please contact our office for specific information about your travel dates.
There are many attractions to visit while in DC. Our office can help you with reservations or information on how to book tours to the following sites: The U.S. Capitol, The White House, The Bureau of Engraving & Printing, The Supreme Court, and The Library of Congress.
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, 9:00am - 3:30pm. Tours are limited and some COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. For more information, or to schedule a tour directly with the CVC, please go to http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/.
The White House
Our office can submit requests for self-guided White House tours on your behalf. The White House begins accepting requests 90 days prior to your preferred date. We strongly recommend that you notify us as early as possible, so we are able to submit your request as soon as your dates open.
The White House tour office has the sole discretion over whether to grant tour requests. White House tours are very limited, and there are no guarantees even with the maximum notice. They will not accept requests fewer than 21 days prior due to security procedures.
The White House will also automatically cancel multiple submissions from the same party, so please only submit your request through one office. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last-minute cancellation or rescheduling.
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is open for self-guided tours from 9:00am – 3:00pm on weekdays when the Court is not in session excluding federal holidays. You do not need a reservation and can view the court schedule at https://www.supremecourt.gov/.
Courtroom lectures are temporarily suspended.
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.
The 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 It contains a vast collection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and original historical documents.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.
Constituents can make their reservations directly with the Library of Congress here: https://www.loc.gov/visit/ Groups of 20 or more must fill out this form: https://www.loc.gov/visit/large-group-reservations/
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 https://www.loc.gov/visit/.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing remains closed to the public.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is where paper currency is printed. For more information on tours and availability, please visit: https://www.bep.gov/visitor-centers/washington-dc-tour-and-visitor-center
The U.S. Treasury
The U.S. Treasury Building is open for tours at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM every other Saturday, excluding some Holiday weekends. Requests for tours of the U.S. Treasury must be submitted through a congressional office, however the Treasury has sole discretion over granting tours. Once the request has been submitted, the Treasury will send an email to the listed point of contact for the tour in order to collect the information needed to complete the registration process. Please note that this is not the tour for seeing the production of U.S. currency or coins. For more information about this tour, please go to: https://home.treasury.gov/services/tours-and-library/tours-of-the-historic-treasury-building.
Pentagon Tours are given Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Due to the security information that is required for scheduling, constituents must self-register for tours. Reservations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. To request a tour, please use this link: https://www.defense.gov/Pentagon-Tours/Request-A-Tour/.