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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Ninth District, IL


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Tour requests are a very popular item. We cannot guarantee any request, no matter how much lead time is given. That being said, your chances are better if you can give at least six weeks notice. Also, remember that the number of visitors in the Washington DC area increases during the summer months and around the holidays. You can contact my office to request a tour. I have also included information on tours if you wish to arrange them yourself.

Due to Scheduling Difficulties - Please Contact Us Via Telephone (202-225-2111) for White House Tours

Tour Descriptions

The White House is only open for special groups (see below).

F.B.I. tours are currently closed until further notice.

Capitol Hill Tours:

Capitol Hill tours are available Monday through Saturday 9-4.  All guests must check in at the S.W. corner of the Capitol Grounds by 1st and Independence streets.  Visitors must get tickets which are for a specific time and date.  It is open on every Monday – Saturday including national holidays.  For further information you may call (202) 225-6827. 

White House Tours:

Are open for the following groups only:

Youth Organizations


U.S. Military and Veterans (of 10 or more & all must be Veterans or I Military)

Other tours may be available depending on the size of your party and date requested. (There are limited tours for constituents and other groups depending on the day and the time requested in, this is subject to change)

These tours must be set up via your member’s office and must be request at least 1 month in advance.

 The Supreme Court:

These tours must be set up through your Members office.  They must not exceed a total of 4 people.  They are only on afternoons Monday – Friday, check in is at 1:45 promptly in the Great Hall and the tour starts at 2 on the dot.

Bureau of Engraving:

Tickets for this tour may be request via your member of congress or in person when in Washington, D.C. via the ticket office at the Bureau. The ticket line usually forms at 7am and info can be found at .


At the time the tour is only open to School Groups, Military Groups and the Friends and Family of Pentagon Personnel only. This tour must be requested via your member of Congress.

Library of Congress:

Docent Led tours are offered at 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Monday through Friday and 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 on Saturday.  Tours are limited to 50 people and may be arranged through your member of congress.

Holocaust Museum:

If you know your exact time and date in which you would like a tour you may request this tour through your congress person’s office.  Tickets are also available free of charge starting at 10a.m. at the ticket desk of the museum on 14th street.  They are timed every 15 minutes and there is a limit of four per person.  You may call and request them in advanced at 1(800) 400-9373 and there is a small fee for this service.

FBI Headquarters:

This tour is to date the only tour that is still closed and will be until further notice. 

House of Representatives and Senate Gallery Passes

These passes may be requested via phone, email or in person in the office of your Congressperson and are only valid when that respected house is in session.

All tours are on a first come first serve basis and the tours which are offered are liable to change at any given time due to levels of National Security Risk and other perceived dangers.  It is suggested that all requests be made as soon as possible (the earlier the better).