Washington, D.C. Tour Requests
If you are planning on visiting Washington, DC, Senator Paul's office will be happy to assist you in arranging tours for your trip. Our office is able to schedule tours for our constituents of the United States Capitol, The White House and The Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Should you have an interest in touring the White House, please be advised that out of 535 congressional offices The White House may not be able to approve every request.
For more information on how our office can assist you during your visit please contact the Senator's tour coordinator, Justin Posey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-224-4343.
NOTE: It is always at the discretion of the tour institution to confirm or deny a tour request. Senator Paul's office cannot guarantee tours.
White House Tour Information: (Tour requests must be received one to six months in advance)
Tour Summary: The tour includes visits to the State Dining Room, Red Room, Blue Room, Green Room and East Room.
Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Closest Metro Stop: McPherson Square (Blue and Orange lines)
Tour Length: 30-45 minutes, self-guided
Availability: Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30 A.M. -11 A.M., Friday and Saturday 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. (excluding federal holidays). The White House Visitor's Office will have final say in the date and time of the tour.
How to Request a Tour: The White House will grant tour requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the tour request is submitted to the White House the number of individuals in any group may not be increased. In the past, groups who have submitted a tour request multiple months in advance have had the most success. Each group will need to submit a list of participants to our office. The list should include the following for each participant: Last name, first name, middle initial, date of birth, social security number, citizenship, country of origin, gender, state and city. This list must be received a minimum of 21 days prior to the requested tour date.
Notes: Approximately two weeks before the requested tour date you will be notified via email of your request's status.
For more information on White House tours please visit, http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events.
Capitol Tour Information:
Tour Summary: The United States Capitol, in Washington, DC, is among the most recognizable buildings in the world. Tours of the Capitol building include visits to the Crypt, Rotunda, Old Supreme Court Chamber, Old Senate Chamber, Statuary Hall and both Senate and House galleries.
Closest Metro Stop: Union Station (Red line) or Capitol South (Blue and Orange lines)
Tour Length: 1½ to 2 hours, depending on crowds
Tour Availability: Tours guided by the Capitol Visitors Center are available between 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Saturday. These tours can be booked through my office or through the Capitol Visitor's Center online system.
Notes: Constituents can obtain passes to view the House and Senate galleries from my Washington, D.C. office, 124 Russell Senate Office Building.
If you would like more information about tours of the United States Capitol please visit, http://www.visitthecapitol.gov.
Bureau of Printing and Engraving Tour Information:
Tour Summary: The tour allows the public to view the multiple processes of currency production at the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Address: 14th and C Streets, SW Washington, D.C. 20228
Closest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange lines)
Tour Length: One hour
Constituent Tour Availability: May - August: Monday through Friday 8:15 A.M., 8:45 A.M., 4:00 P.M., 4:15 P.M., 4:30 P.M., and 4:45 P.M. We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available and tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. One month minimum notification is required.
Public Tour Availability: During non-peak season, September through February, no tickets are required. Visitors may obtain tickets at the Visitor Entrance on 14th street beginning at 8:30 A.M. and closes at 3 P.M.. Ticket times include 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and run every 15 minutes.
For more information please visit, http://www.moneyfactory.gov/tours/washingtondctours.html.
NOTICE: Sen. Paul's office does not offer the following attractions. Please visit the attraction's website for the most up-to-date hours and contact information.
U.S. Supreme Court -- Congressional offices are only permitted six spots for visitors daily, making availability limited.
Federal Bureau of Investigation -- All tours have been cancelled until further notice due to renovation of the FBI building.