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2409 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
202.225.4476 phone
202.225.4488 fax

New Britain
1 Grove Street
New Britain, CT 06053
860.223.8412 phone
860.827.9009 fax

Waterbury
100 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
203.573-1418 phone
203.573.9329 fax

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Ives Manor
198 Main Street, Unit 1
Danbury, CT 06810
203.790.6856 phone
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22 West Main Street
Meriden, CT 06451
203.630.1903 phone
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Planning to Visit Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C., the Nation's Capital, offers many opportunities for sightseeing and visits to landmarks, memorials, and government buildings. You can best arrange all of your tours in Washington by using the websites below. School groups should always contact my office for special accommodations.

For White House tour requests, please review the updated information at the bottom of this page. Thank you.


United States Capitol: Conducted by professional, experienced historians, the Redcoat Tour of the U.S. Capitol is among the best in Washington. Hear detailed stories rich in history and tradition. Don't miss the "whispering spot" in Statuary Hall or the grand paintings in the Rotunda. Tickets are distributed out at 9 a.m. each morning Monday through Saturday. It is advisable to get in line by 8:15 a.m. to ensure you receive one. No advance reservations can be made, and each person must be in line to receive their own ticket. 

House Gallery Passes: Witness the debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Visitors Gallery. Passes are required for admission to the Gallery when the House is in session. Passes can be obtained without reservation at Congresswoman Johnson's D.C. office in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2409.


Bureau of Printing and Engraving: See how U.S. currency in your pocket is printed. Reservations are unnecessary. The Bureau does not keep regular public hours, so check with the Bureau to make sure they are open when you are in D.C. Your best bet is to show up on the day of the tour at 8 a.m. If you know well in advance (at least three months) that you will be coming to Washington and want to do the tour, contact my office and we may be able to assist you. 


Library of Congress: Founded by a contribution of volumes from Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. It contains an edition of every book copyrighted in the United States. Tours are available Monday-Saturday. Reservations unnecessary. Visit www.loc.gov or call  the visitor's information line at (202) 707-8000.

National Archives: View the founding documents of the United States! The National Archives's monumental Greek temple on the Mall houses original copies of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, all on display for public viewing. The Archives is also the official record and document-keeper of the U.S. Government. Recently reopened after an extensive renovation. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations unnecessary. 


U.S. Supreme Court: The highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill has been the scene of landmark court cases -- from Brown v. Board of Education to Roe v. Wade. Open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are unnecessary. 

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: World-class performing arts center on the Potomac River and home to the Kennedy Center Honors. Don't miss the Opera House and the Presidential box. Tours available to the public Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free public concerts every night at 6 p.m. 


U.S. Botanical Garden: A living plant museum just steps from the U.S. Capitol. Exhibits interpret the role of plants in supporting earth's diverse and fragile ecosystems and in enriching human life.  Open daily, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations unnecessary. 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: The Museum's Permanent Exhibition spans three floors of the Museum building. It presents a narrative history using more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters that include historic film footage and eyewitness testimonies. The exhibition is divided into three parts: "Nazi Assault," "Final Solution," and "Last Chapter." The narrative begins with images of death and destruction as witnessed by American soldiers during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945. Most first-time visitors spend an average of two to three hours in this self-guided exhibition. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. Exhibition passes required. Recommended for visitors 11 years of age and older.


International Spy Museum: Gain access to the world's largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Over 600 pieces are on exhibit, including our collection of G-Man toys from the 1930s and 1940s when interest in G-Men ("G" stands for "Government," in this case FBI agents) was at a high and children searched for worthy role models. Explore interactive exhibits about disguise, surveillance, threat analysis, and more. Discover the history of spying from biblical times to the present day.

Reservations made through Ticketmaster -- advance ticketing is recommended.


Information on White House Tours

Congresswoman Johnson's office unfortunately cannot accept new White House tour requests.

5th District families and individuals with pending requests are encouraged to contact Nancy's Washington office at 202-225-4476 for updated information. Thank you.