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One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is to assist constituents when they are visiting Washington, D.C. The first time I came to Washington, D.C. was as a high school student in the Close Up program, and I remember how exciting it was to see all of the Memorials and institutions of our great democracy. I truly love helping people, especially young people, navigate their way through our nation's Capital.

If you are planning on visiting Washington, D.C., my office and I will do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. Passes to tours of our nation’s most revered and visited locations are free of charge yet are extremely limited.  We will do everything in our power to arranging tours for you and make your trip to our nation’s capitol a treasured one.

To place a tour request, please complete the online form. Once you have placed your request, you will receive available tours on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tour information should arrive by email 1-2 weeks in advance of the tour dates.  If ticketed tours are unavailable, we can still provide you with passes to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Gallery and information on how to attend other attractions in Washington, DC including many public tours.

While in the Washington, D.C., I hope you take the time to stop by and visit my office, located at 2402 Rayburn House Office Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol Building.
 Fun Facts About Washington, D.C.

  • The City was founded in 1790.
  • Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French Architect was selected by George Washington to design a new capital city on the Potomac River. It was the first American city planned for a specific purpose, to be the center of the federal government.
  • Washington, D.C. is bordered by Maryland and Virginia. Both States donated part of their land for the capital district.
  • Washington, D.C. is not a state, but instead a special federal district under the authority of Congress.
  • Washington, D.C. has a population of 572,059 and an area of 68.2 square
  • The flag of Washington, D.C., was adopted in 1938 and designed by a commission headed by A. E. Dubois. The final design was based on the shield from George Washington's family's coat of arms.