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Notice on White House Tours

Note: The White House Visitors Office is currently closed due to the recent transition between Presidential Administrations. On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump announced the Visitors Office will resume operations on Tuesday, March 7th, at which point tours scheduled prior to its closure will resume. All tours through March 2017 were filled before closing.

Until the Visitors Office resumes operations on Tuesday, March 7th, all emails and phone lines will be unavailable. Congressional Offices will not be able to submit requests and security information and change or create accounts. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Tour Requests

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-served basis.

When submitting your tour request, please be prepared to include the following information depending on what tour you request:

  • 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. Tours for the White House can be booked up to 3 months in advance by our office. Tour and tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served 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 Shane Hand.

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 White House tour is denied?
The White House Visitors Office processes and selects tour requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. If your 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 requested date(s). 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
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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