Thank you for your interest in visiting our nation’s capital! My office is happy to assist you with your upcoming visit to Washington DC. All tickets provided to constituents are free of cost and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. For more information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Tour Coordinator, Matt Alvero at Matt.Alvero@mail.house.gov or call (202) 225-2331.
Touring the Capitol
In order to tour the United States Capitol, advance reservations are recommended, but not required. Individuals, families and small groups (of 15 and fewer people) can create an account and reserve a tour date here. Reservations are available 90 days in advance.
Constituents of Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District may also contact our tour coordinator Matt Alvero, at Matt.Alvero@mail.house.gov or call (202) 225-2331 to coordinate a tour. We offer staff-led tours to constituent groups of up to 15 people.
If you are interested in obtaining gallery passes, please contact my office at (202) 225-2331 for more information.
Touring the White House
As a congressional office, we are happy to facilitate your request, however, it is ultimately up to the White House which parties receive a tour. White House tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 8 AM and 1 PM.
Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and the White House requires at least three months advance notice to be considered. Requests submitted greater than three months in advance will be responded to when tour submission becomes possible (three months prior to the requested dates).
Upon your request, you will receive an email from the White House Visitor’s Center asking you to submit additional personal information such as name, birth date, place of birth, and social security number for security purposes.
The White House also requires tour participants to have valid, federal photo identification in hand prior to taking a tour. Beginning October 1, 2020, Minnesotans are required to have REAL ID-compliant identification to tour the White House. For more information about the REAL ID Act, or approved secondary forms of identification, please visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s website, here.
The White House does not guarantee tour acceptance and reserves the right to cancel or modify approved tours at any time.
White House tours will be resuming as of September 1, 2020. Read the official press release from the White House here.
Touring the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is free and open to the public. You are able to participate in a guided tour, gallery talk, or take a self-guided tour of the building and the exhibitions.
Public tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building are available on a first-come, first-served basis without prior reservations. Individuals and families with 10 members or less may join a public tour. Tours are offered on the half-hour from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM with a limited schedule on Saturdays. Inquire at the Jefferson Building, Ground Floor Information Desk for availability at least 30 minutes prior to your tour time.
On days with especially high visitation, the Library may offer a "build your own tour" experience with docents located throughout the building instead of a guided walking tour.
For more information about additional sightseeing tour opportunities, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.
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