Visit Washington DC

**Due to work to restore the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the Rotunda is scheduled to close on July 25, 2015 and anticipated to reopen on September 8, 2015. In addition, due to renovations to the public screening facility outside the White House, White House tours will be temporarily closed August 11th through August 29th. Public Tours will resume under reduced capacity for the week of September 1st through September 5, 2015 and will return to normal hours on September 8, 2015.**
Since taking office, our office has reserved hundreds of congressional tours for constituents of Ohio's 16th District. Let us help plan your next visit. Due to the large number of visitors, please request tickets as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. Tour and tickets are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When submitting your tour request please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Citizenship
  • Social Security Number

Please also be prepared to provide this information for members of your tour party when we respond to your request.

Due to the large number of visitors, please request tickets as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. Tour and tickets are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are looking to follow up with an already submitted tour request, please call the Washington office at (202) 225-3876 and ask to speak with Alex Dominguez.

For information on sightseeing in our nation's capital, please visit our Washington, DC Tourism Information page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I cannot get reservation for any of the tours I requested? Does this mean I will not be able to see these attractions?

Most of the tours available through your congressional office, offer public tours as well. For more information on public tours visit the links listed below:

Visit Bureau of Engraving and Printing tour site

Visit Library of Congress tour site

Visit Supreme Court tour page

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What if my tour is denied?
The Visitors Office processes and selects tour requests on a first-come, first-served basis. If you tour was denied, we recommend submitting requests further in advance in order to maximize the possibility of receiving the slots you request. Please note that security information is not processed until after the tour is approved-a tour will never be denied because one individual does not pass a U.S. Secret Service background check. Return to Top
What if I miss my Capitol tour? Can I reschedule?
If you miss your Capitol tour, please come to our Office. We are located in Room 328 of the Cannon House Office Building. We will be able to set your group up with a different tour time. Return to Top
I requested 3 months in advance, how come I was not able to get a tour of the White House?
Due to the high volume of requests received by all 435 members of congress, the White House Visitors Center is not able to accommodate every request. This is why it is important to request as early as possible. Return to Top
When will I hear back about my White House tour request?
The White House Visitors Center approves or denies tour requests about two weeks prior to the travel date. Return to Top
How much time should I allow to travel through security in the Capitol?
Allow about 60 minutes to travel through Capitol security. Return to Top
How can I keep my younger children interested in the White House tour?
Allow your child to become a junior park ranger by then end of their tour. Click here for more information. Return to Top
After we submit information online, can we add more people?
No. Once information is submitted, no changes can be made. Return to Top

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