Visiting D.C.

Visiting DC

If you are planning a visit to our nation’s capital, Senator Luján’s office can help you set up tours of the United States Capitol Building and The White House as COVID-19 protocols allow. We can also provide information about other attractions that do not require you to request tours through our office.

And if you have the time, we’d love for you to visit our office. We’re located in the Russell Senate Building, Office #498 and we are open during regular business hours, M-F.

Capitol

U.S. Capitol Building

The United States Capitol is currently in Phase One of reopening for tours. Tours remain impacted and limited due to building admittance policies in both the US Capitol and Senate Office Buildings.

While we cannot guarantee a reservation, Senator Lujan’s office is happy to request a Capitol tour on your behalf. If you need assistance regarding your Capitol tour, please email tours@lujan.senate.gov or call our Washington, D.C. office at 202-224-6621.

The White House

Senator Lujan’s office is happy to request tours of the White House for New Mexicans visiting Washington, D.C. Self-guided tours are offered on a limited basis Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you would like to request a tour, please email tours@lujan.senate.gov at least three months in advance of your scheduled trip to Washington, D.C.

Please note that while every effort will be made to accommodate your tour request, the White House tour program is still severely impacted and limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tour slots fill incredibly fast, particularly during the spring and summer months and during holiday times.

White House
Bureau of Engraving

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing allows visitors the opportunity to watch money print on the presses and learn about our currency. The ticket booth for tours of the BEP is located on Raoul Wallenberg Place in Washington, D.C. Tours are approximately forty minutes long and include an introductory film, as well as a tour of the gallery in the production process. The visitor center at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing includes exhibits and currency products for sale. The BEP is closed on weekends, all Federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Pentagon

The Pentagon serves as the headquarters of the Department of Defense and the center of the U.S. military command. Group tours of the Pentagon are available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and last approximately 60 minutes. The Pentagon is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Pentagon
Library of Congress

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is currently OPEN to the public. Free tours are open to individuals and groups of ten or fewer participants. Each visitor must reserve timed-entry passes in order to access the Library. Groups larger than ten must contact grouptours@loc.gov prior to reserving passes. Group reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance.

Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building, located at the corner of 1st Street and Independence Avenue SE are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of Thursday, which offers extended hours until 8:30 pm. Last entry to the building is 30 minutes before building closure times listed above.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the final authority for the Judicial Branch of the U.S. government, where the nine justices deliberate and interpret our laws. The decisions these justices hand down guide American legal thought for generations — exhibits and lectures detailing these historic events are offered on a rotating basis over the course of the year. The Supreme Court building is located at the corner of 1st St. NE and East Capitol, directly across from the Capitol building. The Supreme Court is open to the public every Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lectures are held in the courtroom every hour, on the half hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. when the Court isn’t sitting. Admittance to join is decided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Court is closed during all federal holidays, and Court hours can change based on the business in front of the court.

Supreme Court
Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is currently OPEN to the public. Free tours are offered on a walk-in basis only, with no tour exceeding 10 attendees in the group. Tour guides and attendees are required to be vaccinated. All attendees will be asked to present their vaccine verification card or PCR test results (taken within 72 hours) upon arrival at the Tour Desk.

The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F Street NW.

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is currently OPEN to the public. Free tours are offered on a walk-in basis only, with no tour exceeding 10 attendees in the group. Tour guides and attendees are required to be vaccinated. All attendees will be asked to present their vaccine verification card or PCR test results (taken within 72 hours) upon arrival at the Tour Desk.

The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F Street NW.