|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 Cancelled:
In light of the automatic budget cuts effective March 1, the White House Visitors Office has announced it is canceling all tours starting Saturday, March 9. And, cancelled tours will not be rescheduled. Because of this, my office cannot accept White House tour requests at this time. Hopefully, we'll be able to do so again in the near future. For updates, you can call the White House Visitors Office 24-hour hotline at 202-456-7041.