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Visit Washington, D.C.

   


If you have a trip to Washington D.C. planned, my office can help you set up tours during your visit. Specifically, we can set up Capitol tours, assist you in getting gallery passes to watch a session of Congress, and help you set up tours of the White House, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the FBI, and the Pentagon. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact my Washington, D.C. Office at (202) 225-5355 or CLICK HERE to send a request to my staff by e-mail.

TOUR ADVISORY:

On March 11th, 2020 the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives announced that tours of the U.S. Capitol building will cease for the duration of March to protect the American public, staff, and Members of Congress from the spread of coronavirus. The White House also announced it will cease tours for the foreseeable future, along with many other attractions around Washington, D.C. See below for more details. If you have an upcoming tour of the Capitol and/or White House scheduled through my office, someone from my staff will be in touch with you. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to work with you to find an alternate solution. Please visit our COVID-19 updates webpage or contact our office with any questions.



All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request tours as early as possible.


There are also several memorials, monuments, museums, and other points of interest that are open to the public. Below is a list of some of the notable D.C. attractions to help you prepare for your trip to the nation's capital.

Arlington National Cemetery (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery.

Big Bus Tours
A hop-on, hop-off bus with various stops throughout DC.

Bike Tours
Located at 955 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Nearest Metro Station: L’Enfant Plaza.

Botanic Gardens
Located west of the Capitol on Maryland Avenue SW. Nearest Metro Stop: Federal Center SW.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (The “Mint”) (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 14th and C Street SW. Our office is happy to assist you with scheduling a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian.

National Children’s Museum
Located at 800 3rd Street NE. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station.

Dumbarton Oaks
Located at 1703 32nd Street NW (One block east of Wisconsin Avenue between R and S Streets in Georgetown). Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom.

FBI Headquarters (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Our office is happy to assist you with scheduling a tour of the FBI Headquarters. Nearest Metro Stop: Federal Triangle.

Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln Museum (Public access and performances temporarily suspended through April 5, 2020.)
Located at 511 10th Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center.

Georgetown
Between 30th and Thomas Jefferson streets. Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or Rosslyn.

Holocaust Memorial Museum (Public access temporarily suspended through March 29, 2020.)
Located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian.

Kennedy Center (Public performances and events temporarily suspended through March 31, 2020.)
Located at 2700 F Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom.

The Library of Congress (Public access temporarily suspended through March 31, 2020.)
Located on the corner of 1st Street and Independence Avenue SE. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station or Capitol South.

National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Mall extends from 3rd Street (near the Capitol to 14th Street) and includes many of America’s famous memorials such as:

FDR Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Jefferson Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Korean War Veterans Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom
Lincoln Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Roosevelt Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Nearest Metro Stop:  Foggy Bottom
Washington Monument Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
WWII Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 

Mount Vernon
Located sixteen miles south of Washington, D.C. at the south end of the George Washington Parkway.  Metro Stop: Huntington Station. Exit at the lower level (Huntington Avenue) of the station to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon.

The National Archives (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located at 8th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial.

National Building Museum
Located at 401 F Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square.

 
National Cathedral 
Located at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Metro Stop: Tenleytown/AU. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any "30" series bus (#30, #32, #34 or #36) going south on Wisconsin Avenue. Ride approximately one and a half miles south on Wisconsin Avenue to the Cathedral. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)

National Gallery of Art
Located on Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets NW. Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial.

National Geographic Society Explorer’s Hall
Located at 17th and M Streets NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Farragut North or Farragut West.

The National Zoo
Located at 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Woodley Park- Zoo.

National Museum of African American History & Culture
Located at 1400 Constitution Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian

National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Located at 1811 R Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Dupont Circle.

Newseum
Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station.

The United States Department of Defense (The “Pentagon”) (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro Stop: Pentagon.

Segway Tour
Tours depart from 502 23rd Street NW.  Nearest Metro Stop: McPherson Square.

Smithsonian Museums (Effective March 14, the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City will temporarily close.)
All Smithsonian Museums are free admission and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include:

African American History and Culture Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
African Art Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
American Art Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Gallery Place
American History Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
American Indian Museum Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza
Arts and Industries Building Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Nearest Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza
National Air and Space Museum Nearest Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza
Natural History Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Portrait Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Gallery Place
Postal Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station
Renwick Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Sackler Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Smithsonian Castle Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian

 

The Phillips Collection
Located at 1600 21st Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Dupont Circle.

The Spy Museum
Located at 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza.

Supreme Court (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located on 1st Street and Maryland Avenue NE. Nearest Metro Stop: Capitol South or Union Station.

United States Capitol (Public access temporarily suspended.)
See where laws are made. Located on the east end of the national mall. Open for personal tours, led by a member of Congressman Balderson’s staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on federal holidays. Open for public tours Monday through Saturday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., except federal holidays. Tours last about one and a half hours. Please contact our office at least one week in advance of your visit to request either tour. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station or Capitol South.

United States Department of the Treasury (Public tours temporarily suspended through April 24, 2020.)
Located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, east of the White House. Nearest Metro Stop: McPherson Square or Metro Center.

United States Navy Memorial and Visitors Center
Located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  Nearest Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial.

Union Station
Located on Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street NE on the Senate side of Capitol Hill. Metro Stop: Union Station.

Voice of America
Located at 330 Independence Avenue SW. Nearest Metro Station: Federal Center Southwest or L’Efant Plaza.

White House (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Please contact our office at least three months in advance of your visit to request a tour. Metro Stop: McPherson Square or Farragut West.

2020 White House Easter Egg Roll Update: Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the National Emergency Declaration concerning the COVID-19, the Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled.



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