Tours and Tickets
Many of Washington, D.C.'s tourist destinations are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The White House, U.S. Capitol, and the Capitol Visitor Center are closed until further notice. Tours are not being scheduled. All tours are cancelled.
All Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including the National Zoo, are also closed to the public starting. All tours and special events at the Institution have also been postponed. At this time, we do not know when the museums and zoo will re-open to the public. The situation will be assessed on a weekly basis.
FOR CONSTITUENTS: Please contact our office if you have questions about closures, and we apologize for this inconvenience.
All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.