Frequently Asked Questions:
How early should we arrive for our Capitol tour?
Typically you should allow up to 30 minutes to make your way through Capitol security. Also please review this list for items that you cannot bring into the Capitol.
We’ve missed our Capitol tour? What can we do?
If you miss your Capitol tour, please come to our office, Room 1011 of the Longworth House Office Building. We will work with you to reschedule a tour.
We’ve placed our White House tour request, when will I hear back?
We will receive a response from the White House Visitors Center likely two weeks prior to the travel date.
My White House tour was denied, why?
The White House Visitors Office processes and selects tour requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Sadly due to the high volume of requests received by all 535 members of Congress, the White House Visitors Office is not able to accommodate every request. We recommend placing your request 4-6 months in advance, especially if you are coming to Washington, DC during traditional vacation times.
What if we are unable to obtain a reservation for the tours we requested? Are there other options?
Our White House tour information has been submitted; can we add members to our group?
No. Once the White House Visitors Office begins to process your information, no changes or substitutions are possible.
You can also download our Frequently Asked Questions sheet about touring Washington, DC by clicking here.