Visiting Washington D.C.
For a comprehensive list of ticketing and hours information for additional Washington attractions and memorials including the International Spy Museum, National Zoo, Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and many others, please consult our Washington, D.C. Tour Guide.
Please review the following information about Congressionally sponsored tours.
White House: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Group White House tours are arranged through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office. Due to high demand and increased security, please provide at least four months advance notice. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee a White House tour.
U.S. Capitol: Located on Capitol Hill. Congressional tours are available through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office. Public tours are conducted Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lines for public tours form on the East side of the Capitol in front of the center Rotunda entrance in the Congressional Visitors Center. For more information on the CVC, please call (202) 225-6827.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing: 14th and C Street, SW. See how currency and stamps are printed. Limited congressional tickets are available through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office with at least three months notice prior to tour dates. Public tours are only available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., leaving every 15 minutes. Extended public tour hours are available during the months of June, July, and August. You may contact the Bureau at (202) 874-3019 for more information on public tours.
U.S. Department of Treasury: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. The Department of Treasury Building is open for public tours on Saturday mornings.
The Kennedy Center: New Hampshire Ave. at Rock Creek Pkwy., NW. Congressional tours are available through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office. Public tours are conducted daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes. Visitors should go to the Tour Lounge, Parking Level A. You may contact the tour office at (202) 416-8340.
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building: 101 Independence Ave., SE. Congressional tours are available through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office. Public tours are conducted Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Same-day tickets may be obtained at the information desk starting at 10:00 a.m. For groups of ten or more, you need to make a reservation for a tour at (202) 707-5458.
Pentagon: Army Navy Dr. and Fern St., Arlington, VA. Located across the 14th Street Bridge, public tours are available Monday through Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. and leave every 30 minutes. An adult must accompany visitors under 16 years of age. Reservations are required for groups of nine or more and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Requests can be made through Congressman Lipinski’s Washington office.
*Federal Bureau of Investigation: 935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Due to security concerns, the Federal Bureau of Investigation building is temporarily closed to public tours.
Illinois Constituent Coffee Hour: The IL Senators, Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, invite all Illinoisans visiting Washington to join them on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. when the Senate is in session for a “town hall meeting.” Please contact Senator Durbin’s office at (202) 224-2152 or Senator Kirk’s office at (202) 224-2854 the Wednesday before to find out the location of the coffee hour.