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Welcome to DC

White House tours are back! Click on the "White House" link on the left to learn more and request a tour.

Welcome!  Washington, D.C. is a city with something to offer everyone. To help you plan your visit I have included descriptions and links to some of the most popular attractions in our Nation’s Capital.  All tours are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  My office can also send you an information booklet that may be helpful in planning your visit.  While visiting Washington, you can use Metro or a Circulator bus to get around town.

Your visit to the historic U.S. Capitol begins with the new Capitol Visitor Center.  To schedule a Capitol tour online, go to  The Senate visitors' gallery is not included in a tour of the U.S. Capitol, and Senate gallery passes are required.  The Senate visitors' gallery is open anytime the Senate is in session and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. when the Senate is in recess.  You may pick up both Senate and House gallery passes from my office, room 269 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

With advance notice, congressional tours can be requested for the White House and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing by clicking on the "Request a Tour" button to the left and filling out the form.  Please be advised that these tours are very limited and should be requested at least three months ahead of time. This is especially important if you are planning to visiting between March and August, our busiest time of the year.  While we can never guarantee tickets for any tour, we will do our best to provide you with the tours you have requested.   

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have; just call (202) 224-6221 or TTY (202) 224-2816. Be sure and stop by my office in room 269 of the Russell Senate Office Building for a visit while you're in town.

Enjoy your trip!

Carl Levin

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White House

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol

Library of Congress

Supreme Court

Smithsonian Institution

National Gallery of Art

National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of Natural History

National Zoo

U.S. Government

Arlington National Cemetery

National Archives


State Department

Voice of America

Other Sites of Interest

Holocaust Memorial Museum

Kennedy Center

Mt. Vernon

National Park Service

National Public Radio

Washington Monument