|The Capitol of The United States|
The nation’s capital city offers visitors a wealth of historical and cultural attractions for the whole family. Below are information and links to a number of the most popular attractions in the District of Columbia, as well as information about the city’s subway system.
Please feel free to stop by Roy’s office in 217 Cannon House Office Building (at the corner of Independence Ave. and First Street, SE) to say hello and pick up House and Senate gallery passes.
The following visitation policy is in effect at the Capitol as of July 3, 2003.
U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING
The Capitol is open to the public for guided tours only. Tours will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (the Capitol is not available for tours on Sundays). The Capitol will be open on all federal holidays except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Visitors must obtain free tickets for tours on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Capitol Guide Service kiosk located along the curving sidewalk southwest of the Capitol (near the intersection of First Street, S.W., and Independence Avenue; see the map below). Ticket distribution begins at 9:00 a.m. daily. Ticketholders will be directed to the South Visitor Receiving Facility, which is located south of the Capitol; from there they will proceed to the Capitol to begin their tour. Maximum tour size is 40 people.
The Congressional Special Services Office provides information about tours for the disabled by telephone at 202-224-4048 (voice) or 202-224-4049 (TDD).
If you are interested in visiting the White House when you come to Washington, DC, please contact the Springfield office at 417-889-1800 or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are encouraged to contact the office AT LEAST four to six months in advance to request tours, as they fill up very quickly. The office must request tours from the White House in groups of at least 10 people. If your group has less than 10, we will do our best to combine your group with other constituents that are visiting at the same time.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY
U.S. SUPREME COURT
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL
WASHINGTON MONUMENT WHITE HOUSE
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
FORD’S THEATER AND LINCOLN MUSEUM
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL GEORGETOWN
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM