Tours and Tickets

INAUGURATION UPDATE: The public will not be allocated any Presidential Inauguration tickets for the upcoming January inauguration. Ceremonial souvenir tickets will be available at a later date. 

NOTE: Due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19, access to the U.S. Capitol was temporarily suspended effective March 12, 2020. In consultation with the Office of Attending Physician and Leadership, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms have ordered limited access, which also prohibits staff-led and CVC Guide-led tours.

Some major tour sites and museums in the Washington, DC area have also suspended public visits and tours due to increased public health risks associated with COVID-19. 

The following list contains the most up-to-date information on many of the popular sites in the Washington, DC area.  If you have any questions regarding this information please contact Nick Lohr in my Washington, DC office at 202-225-3021 or by email at nick.lohr@mail.house.gov

U.S. Capitol Building
Status: 
Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/book-tour-capitol

White House
Status: 
Public tours open with limited capacity.
Check for updates: Call the 24-hour Visitors Office information line at 202-456-7041

U.S. Supreme Court
Status: 
Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/COVID-19.aspx

Pentagon
Status: 
Public tours suspended until further notice.
Check for updates: https://pentagontours.osd.mil/Tours/

Arlington Cemetery
Status: 
Closed to visitors; funerals proceed as scheduled.  
Check for updates: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit

Smithsonian Institution Museums & the National Zoo
Status: 
Some Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, are open.
Check for updates: https://www.si.edu/visit/hours / https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/covid-19-update

Library of Congress
Status: 
All Library of Congress buildings and facilities are open.
Check for updates: https://www.loc.gov/about/pandemic-information/for-public/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: 
Temporarily closed.  
Check for updates: https://www.ushmm.org/

National Archives
Status: 
Public access temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

FBI Headquarters
Status:
 Closed to all visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters/the-fbi-experience

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Status: 
Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: http://www.bep.gov

United States Mint
Status: 
Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities

The Kennedy Center
Status: 
All public performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center at least through August 9, 2020 will be canceled and the Kennedy Center campus and its facilities will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.kennedy-center.org/press-releases/covid-19/

Ford’s Theatre
Status: 
Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/