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For information on accommodations and things
to do in Washington, visit
the DC Visitor and Convention Center site.
Further, we can provide you with gallery passes so that you
may watch the proceedings of the United States Senate and/or
the House of Representatives.
Not all federal buildings are available to tour. However with
advance notice and on a limited basis we can request tickets
to the Capitol, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, Bureau
of Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Supreme Court. It
is helpful to give us as much notice on these tours as possible.
Wisconsinites are invited to complete our tour
request form in advance of any planned visits to Washington,
The following is general visitor information for some of the
most popular sites in the Washington D.C. area:
All tour requests must be submitted to the White House at
least one month in advance through a congressional office.
You may send your request to my office and a member of my
staff will submit the request to the White House. Acceptance
is on a first-come, first-serve basis to be determined by
the White House tour office. Due to the volume of requests,
and the White House's limitation of 10 or more people per
tour, it's likely requests will be denied even if submitted
in a timely manner. Security requires that visitors provide
their full name, Social Security number and date of birth.
All tours are subject to change per White House notification.
Public tours are available daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Tickets are distributed by the Capitol Guide Service from
the east front visitor facility. Senate gallery passes are
required to view the Senate in session, and are available
daily in Senator Feingold's office 506 Hart Senate Building.
Admission to Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo in Washington,
D.C., is free. They are open every day of the year except
December 25th. The museums are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
except the Anacostia Museum which closes at 5 p.m. Extended
summer hours are determined annually. Phone: Daily 24-hour
recorded activity information: Dial-a-Museum, (202) 357-2020
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On weeknights during
the summer (May 1 through Labor Day), the nave level remains
open until 9 p.m. Guided tours are available. Phone: (202)
Open daily October through March from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
April through September from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Changing of
the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every hour on
the hour and every half hour during the summer months.
of Engraving and Printing
See how U.S. currency is printed. Tours Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 14th and C Streets, S.W. Closed weekends
and federal holidays. Phone: (202) 874-3188.
Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Currently closed to the public.
Open 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m. daily. 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place,
S.W. Timed tickets are required for the Permanent Exhibition
and may be obtained by calling 1-800-400-9373. Free same-day
tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. at the museum.
Closed Christmas Day and Yom Kippur.
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Public tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. 2700 F Street, N.W. Visitors
enter through the tour lounge, Parking Level A. Phone: (202)
Home of George Washington, located in Alexandria, VA. Open
April through August from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September through
March from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open daily including Christmas.
Admission: Adults-$8.00, Senior Citizens (62 and older)-$7.50,
Children ages 6 to 11-$4.00, Children 5 and under are free.
Phone: (703) 780-2000.
Open daily September through March from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April to June and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June
through September. The National Archives is open every day
except December 25th.
Currently closed to the public.
Public tours run 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. each weekday
when arguments are not being held. Public tours run every
hour on the half hour. 1st and East Capitol Streets, N.E.
Phone: (202) 479-3499
Tours are offered at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30,
and 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday in the Great Hall of the Thomas
Jefferson Building. Saturday public tours are offered at 10:30
and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tours are limited to
50 people. For more information on guided tours, ask at either
of the information desks in the Visitors' Center of the Jefferson
Building, call the Visitor Services Office at (202) 707-9779,
or email at email@example.com.
Tours can also be arranged through our office.