Visiting Washington, D.C.
Our nation’s capitol is a wonderful place to visit for vacation or on business. I invite you to visit my office and say hi while you are here. I am always glad to meet with constituents when I can. My staff is happy to help you set up tours around the city.
Due to Congressional protocol, I can only accommodate tours for constituents of the Fourth District of Louisiana. Please enter your zip to request a tour.
If you have any questions regarding any tours, you may contact my staff at (202) 225-2777.
The newly opened Captiol Visitors Center provides one of the most compelling tours of this magnificent building. Tours are free and can be booked by visiting www.visitthecapitol.gov.
If there is anything we can do to help you book your tour, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
White House Tour Information
All White House tour requests must now adhere to the following security parameters set down by the U.S. Secret Service.
All tour groups should contact their Congressional Offices at least 12 weeks in advance of the date on which they wish to tour the White House. But White House tours can be submitted up to 6 months in advance. It is important to note that tours are allotted by the White House on a first come basis. You should contact our office as early as possible to request a tour. We think it is important to make you aware that there are a very limited amount of tours granted and the likelihood of receiving a tour decreases significantly the closer your request is to the tour date.
All tour groups must have a minimum of 10 persons.
Please have an exact head count when submitting a White House tour request to your Congressional Office.
All White House tours are conducted between 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
All persons are subject to background check conducted by the U.S. Secret Service and will have to submit the following information to the Tour Coordinator of the Congressman's Office within 10 days of receiving notification that the tour request is honored and set.
Persons 14 years and older:
Name (as it appears on a photo ID)
Social Security Number
Date of Birth
Country or Origin
Whether they are a U.S. citizen
Persons 13 years and younger
Date of Birth
Country of Origin
If you are not able to secure a tour of the White House there is the White House Visitors Center that is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week. It is located at the intersection of 15th and E Streets NW. Click here for a map of the White House.
Visit the Smithsonian and you will see why it represents for so many the treasured icons of our past, the vibrant art of the present, and the scientific promise of the future.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing http://www.moneyfactory.gov
You'll see millions of dollars being printed during a tour of the BEP. The tour features the various steps of currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper, and ending with wallet-ready bills!
The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/loc/visit/tours.html
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 57 million manuscripts.
Arlington National Cemetery http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org
More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week, Monday through Friday.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) http://www.wmata.com
During your stay, Metro can take you nearly everywhere you want to go, always safely, quickly and economically.