Visit Washington D.C.

Public tours of the White House are typically available from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, excluding Federal holidays or unless otherwise noted. Public tour requests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and must be submitted through a Member of Congress and their Congressional Tour Coordinator. Public White House tour requests must be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance of the requested tour date(s).

The Library of Congress is now offering timed-passes for visitors; visit their website. The U.S. Capitol and other federal sites in D.C. are offering limited tours.

Below is information on tours Senator Merkley’s office can assist with for the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House, Library of Congress and Bureau of Printing and Engraving.  You can find more details on these tours below and use the tour request form to submit your request.

If you are planning to travel to Washington D.C. in the future and would like to be notified if tour availability opens before your travel date, please submit a tour request form here.


If you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., our office can assist you in planning your visit. The nation’s capital is rich with historic landmarks and cultural resources. We can help you coordinate tours of the White House, the Capitol Building, Library of Congress and many other museums and galleries.