Optional Tours

Optional Tours

White House Tour

The Chamber has requested a tour of the White House through Congressman Ted Deutch on Thursday, September 28. Those who take part must have a valid and current government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. No bags, including purses, are allowed inside the White House. Cell phones are allowed, however recording or live streaming video is prohibited.

Supreme Court Tour

The Supreme Court does not offer guided tours, but visitors are free to browse a series of exhibits, view a film about the court or take part in a Courtroom Lecture. The 30 minute lectures are free of charge and are generally held every hour when court is not in session. Court sessions are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The First and Ground Floors, which house portraits and busts of the Justices, the John Marshall Statue and two self-supporting marble spiral staircases, are also open to the public.

Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Museum is open from 10 a.m.- 5:20 p.m. and contains multiple exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibition, The Holocaust, showcases a chronological history of the Holocaust. Admission is free, and the Museum Café is open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is home to nearly 37,000 historical artifacts, documents, photographs and media. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture. A “timed pass” is required for entry into the museum, and can be obtained here beginning at 6:30 a.m. the day of the tour. A select number of walk-up passes are available starting at 1 p.m.

FBI

The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and a global perspective on the profession. It houses the largest collection of spy artifacts placed on display, many of which had never previously been made public. The museum is open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tickets are $21.95 and can be purchased here or at the museum.