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Schedule Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building and Other Sites
Constituents planning a trip to Washington D.C., may schedule a tour of the U.S. Capitol building and other sites. Please submit your tour request at least eight (8) weeks in advance because tour space fills up quickly, particularly during holiday seasons and school vacations. Let us know when you would like to schedule the tours and how many visitors will be in your group.
We recommend that you submit your tour request via this online form. Ray Bennett takes care of all tour arrangements for Congressman Capuano's office. He can be reached in our Washington office at (202) 225-5111.
The Capitol Building Online
If you'd like to learn more about our historic Capitol building, check out the websites below. You can take a virtual tour, get information about the building's architectural features and learn about its history.
U.S. Capitol website
Virtual Tour of the Capitol
Map of Capitol Hill
Capitol Tour Guide Services
The White House
The White House has resumed tours on a limited basis. If you are planning a trip to Washington D.C., and would like to visit the White House, please give Ray Bennett a call (202-225-5111) as soon as you finalize your travel plans or fill out the form on my website here. Please note that due to the limited availability of tours, the White House is unable to accommodate all requests. Requests are accepted from 6 months to 21 days prior to a visit, but for the best possible chance of being approved for a tour we highly recommend requesting the tour 3-6 months in advance. Please know our office is unable to process requests made less than 21 days prior to a visit.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers tours to the general public Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM. All tours must be reserved by calling 202-874-2330 and may be made up to 1 week in advance. Tours for school groups are limited to 25 people and are available from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Please call to arrange a time slot. Our office can help arrange a Congressional Tour, limited to 10 people and held at 8:15 am or 8:45 am. Please call Ray Bennett at least a month ahead of time to arrange a tour of the BEP.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers hour-long, fully accessible docent-led tours of the historic Thomas Jefferson Building. During your tour you will learn about the Building's symbolic art and architecture. Professionally trained docents tell the story of the Library by talking about its history, its collections (including the Gutenberg Bible), and the services provided to Congress and the nation. Tours are offered Monday – Saturday, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm (no 3:30pm tour on Saturdays).
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is open to the public for tours Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, except when the court is in session. It is closed in August. We can help arrange a Congressional tour for up to 4 people. These tours are offered at 2 pm daily and include a courtroom lecture. Congressional tours are available on a limited number of dates. Please call Ray Bennett at least two weeks ahead of time.
All guided tours of the Pentagon are free and are conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are not conducted on weekends or federal holidays.
Other areas of interest
National Mall and Memorial Parks
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Currently the Department of the Treasury and the FBI are closed to the public.