Metro Stop: Federal Triangle or Metro Center
Requests for a public tour of the White House must be submitted through one's Representative or Senator at least 6 weeks prior to your requested tour date. However, it is often best to submit your tour request 5 or 6 months in advance. Congressman Scott's Office will only submit requests for public tours of the White House on behalf of residents of the 3rd Congressional District of Virginia. To determine your representative in the House of Representatives, please visit www.house.gov and search for your representative using your nine digit zip code.
These self-guided tours of the East Wing are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed. Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (7:30 am to 11:00 am); Friday (7:30 am to 12:00 pm); and Saturday (7:30 am to 1:00 pm). Visitors will be assigned a time by the White House and cannot select a preference. The White House will notify congressional offices if the tour is confirmed or unavailable about 2-3 weeks before the requested tour date.
If a tour has been confirmed, visitors 18 years of age or older will be required to present photo identification exactly matching the name submitted for clearance. Individuals whose identification does not exactly match the name cleared for entry may be denied admittance. Approved tours are also subject to last minute cancellations due to special events, emergencies, etc.
Security Information Requirements
The White House requires congressional offices to submit security information from constituents along with their tour requests. The required security information includes: Full Name, Date of Birth, whether they are a U.S. citizen, Country of Citizenship (for non-Citizens), Gender, City and State of Current Residence and Social Security Number (for any visitor who is 16 or older). Please be prepared to provide this information when a member of Congressman Scott's staff contacts you to follow up on your request.
**The White House has cancelled publics tours until further notice due to staff reductions resulting from sequestration.**
United States Capitol
Metro Stop: Capitol South
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Visitors are welcome to enter the building through the Capitol Visitor Center, located underground on the east side of the Capitol. You can begin your Capitol experience at the Visitor Center by visiting the Exhibition Hall, perusing the Gift Shops or dining in the Restaurant. Please review the U.S. Capitol prohibited items list before your visit.
To tour the Capitol Building, visitors must make a reservation in advance through the Capitol Visitors Center. Note that tour schedules can fill up quickly, so it is advisable to book your tour well in advance of your visit.
Guided tours of the historic Capitol begin in the Capitol Visitors Center at the orientation theaters with a 13-minute film, "Out of Many, One," which will take you on a journey through our country's struggle to establish the world's first truly representative democracy and introduce you to the magnificent building that houses our Congress.
For Individuals, Families and Small Groups, you can reserve your Capitol Tour by filling out the online form at the Capitol Visitors Center's website by clicking here.
For Large Groups, you can reserve your Capitol Tour by filling out the online form for large groups at the Capitol Visitors Center's website by clicking here. You will need to register as a large group first before making your reservation.
Please do not hesitate to contact my Washington Office at (202) 225-8351 if you have questions regarding reserving a tour of the Capitol Building.
My Office can also provide your group with tickets to the House Gallery, which are required to view the proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives live.
I hope that while you are visiting the Capitol, you will take the opportunity to visit my office.