If you are visiting Washington, DC and would like information, please send an e-mail to GerlachTourRequests@mail.house.gov. In your e-mail, please provide your full name, home address and best daytime number to reach you.
We can help you arrange tickets for:

  • Staff-led Capitol Building tours
  • Library of Congress
  • Supreme Court
  • Department of Treasury*
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing*
  • TheWhite House*

*Requires security information


Tour Summary:

A self-guided tour through the Presidential Residence.

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Federal Triangle (Blue and Orange Lines), Metro Center (Blue, Orange, and Red Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Scheduled self-guided tours are offered 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays (Excluding Federal Holidays). These tours must be arranged through a Congressional office. It is highly recommended that constituents submit their tour requests as far in advance as possible. (at least 30 days prior to the requested date).

How to request a tour: ​​ You can contact our Washington office at 202.225.4315 for assistance. Please be prepared to give the following information for each member of your party: First, Middle, and Last Name, Gender, Date and Country of Birth, City and State of Current Residence, and Social Security Number or Passport Number (if not a US citizen). All guests 18 years of age or older will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification. All foreign nationals must present their passport. All other forms of foreign identification will not be accepted.

Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/tours/