If you are a constituent of the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado planning a trip to Washington, D.C., Congressman Polis' office can arrange for you to visit various attractions around our nation's capital. All tour requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no guarantees that tours will be granted. Please submit your tour request 2-3 months in advance of your arrival in Washington, D.C. Even if our office is unable to schedule tours for you, most attractions have public tours, many of which run Monday to Friday throughout the day.
Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building
Constituents planning a trip to Washington D.C. may schedule a tour of the U.S. Capitol building through our office. To schedule a tour, please submit the tour request form below to our office at least four (4) weeks in advance, as tour space fills up quickly, particularly during holiday seasons and school vacations.
The Capitol Building Online
If you'd like to learn more about our historic Capitol building, check out the web sites below. You can take a virtual tour, get information about the building's architectural features and learn about its history.
U.S. Capitol Web Site
Virtual Tour of the Capitol
Map of Capitol Hill
Capitol Tour Guide Services
Other Washington, DC Tours
White House tours are available on a limited basis. If you are planning a trip to Washington D.C., and would like to visit the White House, please request tickets at least 8 weeks in advance. The office has access to a very limited number of slots for White House tours but the spaces fill up quickly. Please give the office a call as soon as you finalize your travel plans and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that due to the limited availability of tours, we will not be able to accommodate all requests.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/life/
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers tours to the general public Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM. All tours must be reserved by calling 202-874-2330 and may be made up to 1 week in advance. Tours for school groups are limited to 25 people and are available from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Please call to arrange a time slot. Our office can help arrange a Congressional Tour, limited to 10 people and held at 8:15 am or 8:45 am. Please grant at least a month between your request and your arrival for tours of the BEP. For more information, please visit: http://www.moneyfactory.com/.
The Supreme Court is open to the public for tours Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, except when the court is in session. It is closed in August. We can help arrange a Congressional tour for up to 4 people. These tours are offered at 2 pm daily and include a courtroom lecture. Congressional tours are available on a limited number of dates. Please request Supreme Court passes at least two weeks ahead of time. For more information, please visit: http://www.supremecourtus.gov.
Other Areas of Interest
Library of Congress [Guided tours daily 1, 2:30]
National Cathedral [Guided tours Monday through Saturday from 10-3:15 and Sundays from 12:30-2:45]
National Mall and Memorial Parks
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Currently the Department of the Treasury and the FBI are closed to the public.
Alex Duncan in the Washington Office takes care of all tour arrangements and can be reached at (202) 225-2161.
To Schedule a Tour
In order to request special Washington, D.C. tours from my office, please fill out and submit our tour request form below. You will be contacted by someone in my office to discuss your request.