|The Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall.|
Visiting Washington, D.C.
Few experiences compare with a visit to Washington, D.C. With its historically significant landmarks, awe-inspiring vistas, and opportunities to watch our government in action, a trip to our nation's capital is sure to inspire all Americans, young and old. I encourage Floridians to visit Washington, D.C., and I hope you will make my office your home-away-from home while you are here.
We've compiled a list of the most frequently visited attractions in Washington and their websites. Most of these destinations are free and open to the public, with tours scheduled daily.
U.S. Capitol Tours:
The Capitol Visitor Center is now the main entrance to the Capitol Building. All guided tours of the Capitol Building begin and end in the Center. We encourage you and your family to view the orientation film, peruse the exhibition hall, and enjoy all the wonderful amenities now offered by the Capitol Visitor Center during your visit to Washington, D.C
At any time, please feel free to stop by our office to sign our guestbook, say hello to our staff, and pick up your gallery passes.
White House Tours:
We can request a White House tour for you. Forty-five minute, self-guided tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday mornings. Due to the volume of requests, the White House is often booked several months in advance. To maximize your chances of getting a tour, please make your request at least 4 months--but no more than 6 months--in advance. Due to White House procedures, we will not be able to confirm your White House tour until two weeks prior to the date requested.
Secret Service regulations mandate that all security information be submitted 21 days before the date of a tour, so all requests must be made to our office at least 21 days in advance. The White House may not grant some tour requests, even if submitted in a timely manner.
To request a White House tour, please complete this form. Upon completing the tour request form, you will be asked to email us your security information.
Please be advised: On September 4th, 2009, President Obama announced that visitor access records to the White House Complex will be made publicly available 90-120 days after the date of visit. This policy includes the full name and date of visit for all guests touring the White House. Your Social Security number and date of birth will NOT be released.