Visiting Washington D.C.


***Please be advised that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, all U.S. Capitol Tours and all U.S. Capitol Office Buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Public tours of other popular attractions in Washington, D.C. – including the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Archives, the Supreme Court, the Treasury Building and the Pentagon – are also closed to the public.***

***Please check back for updates.***

Congressman Sarbanes is pleased to help residents of Maryland's Third Congressional District plan a memorable and enriching visit to our nation’s capital. If you are considering a trip to Washington, D.C. and you live in Maryland's Third Congressional District, please contact Congressman Sarbanes' Washington, D.C. office for assistance at (202) 225-4016.

The D.C. office may be able to help you obtain tickets to many of Washington’s most popular attractions and historical landmarks, including the White House, the National Archives and the Pentagon. The Congressman's office can also schedule tours of the U.S. Capitol and provide passes to the House and Senate Galleries. 

It is important to note that tour hours and ticket availability vary throughout the year, so please contact Congressman Sarbanes’ D.C. office at least 8-12 weeks in advance of your trip. Also, please be aware that due to the high volume of ticket and tour requests that are received, the Congressman's office is not able to guarantee the approval of your request.

White House Tickets

Out of an abundance of caution, White House tours are suspended until further notice.

Please direct any questions to the Visitors Office at or (202) 456-2322.

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Requested Tours

Please choose three dates everyone in your party is available to tour the White House. Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The tours are self-guided.

White House tours may be submitted up to 6 months in advance, but no later than 3 weeks before the requested tour date.

Each person in your tour party must submit security information to the White House via a link they provide.

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(You must be available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on any date you put in this box. Also, please include any and all dates you are available).
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What are these options?

Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

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