My office hopes to provide you with helpful information and resources as you plan your trip to Washington. Please feel free to contact my Washington office at (202) 225-2501 or through the contact form.

If you are a resident of the 4th Congressional District, we would be glad to assist you in obtaining tours of different places around Washington D.C. Please be sure to read over the information that is provided on our Web site and do not hesitate to contact our office with any further questions or concerns you may have.

It is recommended that you start planning your visit to Washington D.C early. Tours at many locations fill up quickly, so it is important to reserve tickets and tours as soon as possible. Families and large organized groups should submit requests at least three to six months before a planned visit.

Please note that tours fill up even faster during holiday periods and in the spring and summer months. Therefore submitting a request before the aforementioned deadlines does not necessarily guarantee a request acceptance. Also, because tour and security information can change frequently and without notice, it is recommended you contact each attraction before your trip for the most up-to-date information.

When planning how you will get here and there in the Capitol, it is important to pay attention to the quadrant at the end of an address. The District of Columbia is divided into four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. All numbered streets run north and south, and lettered streets run east and west. Streets with state names, such as "Florida" or "Pennsylvania" are diagonals.

Public transportation can be both a cost and time efficient alternative to driving. Metro schedules and fares may be found at Further customer information may be obtained through the metro customer information line by calling (202) 635-6434. The metro is open weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.