Tours and Tickets

All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, it is recommended to request your tours at least 3-4 months in advance in order to process your request in a timely fashion. We ask you to please be patient, as there are many tour requests, especially during the Summer seasons. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.

The Supreme Court and Library of Congress tours do not require reservations to attend. The links below may assist in planning visits to these historical sites: 


Pentagon tours can be reserved by clicking, here or going to Reservations may be booked from 14 to 90 days in advance. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within 13 days or more than 90 days away. Please review all other tour guidlines.

Tours for September-March dates are only scheduled for an 8:15AM or 8:45AM time slot. Tours for times after that are given first-come, first-serve basis from 8:30AM-3PM and leave every 15-minutes from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing office.
***Please note that White House tours are FULLY BOOKED for December. No tours will be given DECEMBER 20TH to JANUARY 6TH. Tours will resume JANUARY 7TH***
Any new tour requests for those dates will be denied by the White House Visitor Center.


White House tours normally occur during this weekly schedule and are subject to reschedule or cancellation at any time.


Normal Operating Hours


No tours


No tours


7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.



To request a tour for The U.S. Capitol, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, or the White House please complete and submit the Tour Request Form.

In the event of a tour cancellation, a notification email will be sent to the group contact email on file as quickly as possible. We will be unable to reschedule any cancelled tours. 

Please choose three dates everyone in your party is available to tour the White House. The tours are self-guided and reserved by the White House Visitor Center on a first-come first-served basis.

White House tour request should be submitted at least 4 months in advance and no more than 6 months in advance of the requested tour date. You will then be prompted to submit detailed information such as: name, birth date, and place of birth.  Social Security Numbers through a secured link sent by the White House.  Please be prepared to provide this information for all members of your tour party. The White House will then typically confirm/deny tours about 2 weeks before your scheduled visit.

Please note that a tour request acceptance or denial is solely at the discretion of the White House Visitors Center and our office cannot make any guarantee of tours to the White House. Our office can neither control the day nor time of your White House tour. The White House does not conduct tours on Sundays or Mondays and may cancel scheduled tours at any time due to official business.