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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, DC.

The following is general visitor information for some of the most popular sites in the Washington D.C. area:

Tourism Information

The White House
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.

United States Capitol
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.

The Smithsonian Institution
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 (English).

Washington National Cathedral
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) 537-6247.

Arlington National Cemetery
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.

Bureau 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.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Currently closed to the public.

Holocaust Memorial Museum
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.

John 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) 416-8340.

Mount Vernon
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.

National Archives
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.

U.S. Supreme Court
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

Library of Congress
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 vso@loc.gov. Tours can also be arranged through our office.