Visit Washington, DC
Washington is an exciting and beautiful city with museums, monuments, buildings, and culture that capture the history and spirit of the American experience. With so many attractions, planning a visit can be confusing, so Congressman Schiff’s office is glad to help visitors from the 30th District organize tours.
Planning a trip in advance
With early notice – at least 90 days if possible and no less than 21 – visitors can request White House and Capitol tours. While White House tours must be requested through our office, we recommend booking U.S. Capitol tours through the Capitol Visitors Center, as our office cannot accommodate all requests.
Please submit the tour request form as soon as you know your travel plans, since many tours fill up as early as three months in advance.
In addition, many attractions allow visitors to make their own reservations directly, including the State Department, Pentagon, and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Planning a trip at the last minute
Most attractions in DC are free and do not require reservations. Additionally, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other Smithsonian museums all offer same-day or standby tickets. Unfortunately, visits to the White House, Capitol, Pentagon, State Department, and FBI are not possible without reservations due to security measures.