Visiting Washington D.C.

 

Our nation's capital is one of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world, filled with first-class museums, monuments and landmarks. There is a great deal to see on your visit, and my office is happy to assist you in answering questions about your trip and directing you and your family to helpful resources.

Congressman Costa's office can assist you in requesting Congressional tours of The Capitol, the Library of Congress, and The White House.

To request any of these tours, please fill out this form.

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Once your request is recieved by Congressman Costa's Washington, DC office, a staff member will contact you to assist in scheduling these tours.

Please note that all tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there are a limited number of tickets available. Therefore if you wish to obtain tickets, please submit your requests as far in advance as possible, and at least 6 weeks prior to your requested tour date.

Futher, the additional links below will provide you with more information and help you plan your trip. If you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call our Washington DC office at (202) 225-3341.

Helpful Resources:

Map of Capitol Hill

Metro Map

Virtual Tour of Washington DC

National Visitors Center
(202) 789-7000
1400 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Tourmobile Service
(202) 479-3298

 

Public Tours

Along with the Congressional tours offered through my office, there are many monuments and museum which have tours open to the public. The links below will provide you with more information regarding public tour times and requirements.

Union Station
(202) 289-1908
Massachusetts Ave. & North Capitol St., NE

Arlington National Cemetery
(703) 697-2131
Arlington Cemetery Metro Stop (Blue)

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
(202) 622-2000
14th and C Streets, SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Corcoran Gallery of Art
(202) 639-1700
17th Street and New York Ave.
Farragut West Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street, NW
Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Stop (Red)

FDR Memorial
(202) 426-6841
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Federal Bureau of Investigation
(202) FBI-3447

The FBI does not currently offer tours, but several museums offer exhibits on the FBI, including the Newseum, the National Crime and Punishment Museum, and the International Spy Museum.

Ford's Theater and Lincoln Museum
(202) 426-6924
10th Street between E and F Streets, NW
Metro Center Metro Stop (Blue/Orange/Red)

Holocaust Memorial Museum
(202) 488-0400
100 Raul Wallenberg Place, SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Jefferson Memorial
(202) 426-6822
South bank of the Tidal Basin
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Korean War Veterans Memorial
(202) 426-6841
West Potomac Park at French Ave.
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Library of Congress
(202)426-6841
1st St. & 101 Independence Ave., SE (Madison Bldg.)
Capitol South Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Lincoln Memorial
(202) 426-6895
23rd St., NW
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Mount Vernon
(703) 780-2000

National Aquarium
(202) 482-2826
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Federal Triangle Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Archives
(202) 501-500
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Archives Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Gallery of Art
(202) 737-4215
4th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Archives Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Octagon House
(202) 638-3221
1799 New York Avenue NW
Farragut West Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Pentagon
(703) 695-1776
Across the 14th St. Bridge in VA
Pentagon Metro Stop (Blue)

Smithsonian Institution
Main line:(202) 357-1300
(See the Smithsonian Museums below)

Anacostia Community Museum
(202) 633-4820
1901 Fort Place, SE
Anacostia Metro Stop (Green)

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Dr., SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Freer Gallery of Art
1200 Jefferson Drive, SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
700 Independence Avenue, SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Air & Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue, SW
L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow)

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Museum of American History
1400 Constitution Ave., NW
Federal Triangle Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Museum of the American Indian
4th St. & Independence Ave., SW
Federal Center SW Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

National Portrait Gallery
800 F Street NW
Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Stop (Green/Yellow)

National Postal Museum
(202) 633-5555
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Union Station Metro Stop (Red)

National Zoological Park
(202) 673-4821
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Stop (Red)

Renwick Gallery/American Art
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Farragut West Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
1000 Jefferson Dr., SW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

State Department
(202) 647-3241
2201 C St., NW
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Supreme Court of the United States
(202) 479-3000
1st St. & Maryland Ave., NE
Capitol South Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Treasury Department
(202) 874-3019
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
McPherson Square Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

U.S. Capitol
(202) 224-3121
Capitol South Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

U.S. Naval Observatory
34th & Massachusetts Ave., NW
Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Stop (Red)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
15th St., NW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

Washington Monument
15th St., NW
Smithsonian Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)

White House
(202) 456-7041
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
McPherson Square Metro Stop (Blue/Orange)