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U.S. CapitolPlease consider including a visit to Capitol Hill on your trip to Washington. Take a few moments to stop by Senator Tester's office, Suite 706 of the Hart Senate Office Building, located just a few blocks from Union Station.

Senator Tester and his staff are happy to offer Montana constituents passes to the Senate gallery. The gallery is open whenever the Senate is in session and passes are always required.

PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of six are not permitted in the galleries. All electronics including, but not limited to, cameras, video recorders, key chains with electronic functions, cell phones, Blackberry devices, as well as strollers, must be checked before entrance to the Gallery.

CapItol Tours

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Capitol ToursSenator Tester's office is happy to schedule staff-led tours of the United States Capitol for families and groups from Montana. These tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays) and 2:00 p.m.  Complete the online Tour Request Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm whether a tour is available during your stay. Staff-led tours are not available on weekends or federal holidays.

Public tours of the United States Capitol are available Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The building is not open on Sundays, but is open on national holidays. Groups leave each half hour from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Free, timed-tickets are distributed each day at 8:15 a.m. These tickets are good only for that day and often run out within a few hours, so it is important to get to the booth early. Tours begin next to the Garfield traffic circle on the southwest corner of the Capitol complex near the corner of Independence Avenue and First Street, SW, across First Street from the Botanic Gardens. Look for the Visitors Screening Facility kiosk; the guide service members wear red shirts with the Capitol logo on the pocket. More information is available on the Capitol Tour Line at (202) 225-6827.

*Please note that visitors to the Capitol are not permitted to bring any of the following items: aerosol sprays, liquids of any kind (including water bottles), unsealed food, oversized suitcases or backpacks, knives of any kind, razors, mace, pepper spray, matches, or lighters. However, Capitol police are authorized to make exceptions if the prohibited item is deemed to be necessary and required to serve child care, medical, or other special needs.

Directions to Senator Tester's Office

Hart Senate Office BuildingSenator Tester's office is located in Suite 706 of the Hart Senate Office Building. The most convenient entrance is located on the north side of the building on C Street, NE.

Click here for a map of the Capitol Complex.

Public transportation can save both time and money in Washington. Metro schedules and fares may be found at http://www.wmata.com/. You can also get more information by calling the Metro customer information hotline at (202) 635-6434.

To reach Senator Tester's office from the Union Station Metro (Red Line), exit Union Station and walk across the plaza (Columbus Circle) toward the ring of state flags. Cross the street encircling the plaza and continue south on First Street, NE. At C Street, NE turn left. The Hart Senate Office Building is the second office building you will reach.

From the Capitol South Metro (Blue and Orange Lines), follow First Street approximately 3 blocks (you will pass the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court on your right) until you cross Constitution Avenue, NE. Turn right and the Russell Senate Office Building will be the second building on your left.

White House Tours

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The White HouseSenator Tester's office can assist you in requesting a tour of the White House. All tours are self-guided and tour officers are positioned throughout the White House to help answer questions and provide information.

In order to best accommodate your request, please submit your Tour Request Form as soon as possible, at least three to six months in advance of a visit. Please note that tours fill up very quickly in the spring and summer months and during holidays. Therefore, submitting a request before the deadlines above does not necessarily guarantee a request will be accepted by the White House.

Before making a tour request, please note:

  • Please indicate the days and times that you are available for a White House tour.
  • The White House receives a large volume of requests from all 535 Congressional offices. In order to increase your chances of receiving a tour, we recommend making yourself available on as many days as possible. The greater your flexibility, the greater your chance of participating in a tour.
  • Tours are typically 45 minutes long and are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Specific times for tours cannot be requested.
  • Tours of the White House are scheduled by the White House Visitor Center no sooner than four weeks before the requested tour date. As soon as our office receives information about your request, we will update your party.
  • Once the request is submitted, the number of people allowed on the tour cannot be changed.
  • Before a tour request can be submitted on your behalf, security information must be sent to our office. This includes the full name, Social Security number, date of birth, current city and state of residence, gender, and country of citizenship for each member of the group.
  • Tour schedules always depend on official events taking place in the White House. Occasionally, the White House may change its tour schedule or reschedule tours.
  • Please be aware that visitor access records to the White House Complex will be made publicly available 90-120 days after the date of visit. This policy includes all guests touring the White House. In the event that you are confirmed for a White House tour, your full name and the date of your visit will be part of the publicly released records. Your date of birth, Social Security Number and all other information provided will not be released.
  • Please understand that tour request acceptance or denial is solely at the discretion of the White House Visitor Center.

You can request a White House Tour by completing the Tour Request Form.

An alternative to a formal tour is a visit to the White House Visitor Center, located at the corner of 15th and E Streets, NW. The White House Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The center features information about many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders, as well as a 30-minute video presentation. The White House Historical Association also sponsors a gift shop.

Memorials & Monuments

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

Located on Memorial Drive in Arlington, Virginia
(703) 692-0931

Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., April through September; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., October to March.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

1850 West Basin Drive, SW
(202) 376-6704

Open 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day. Admission is free.


Iwo Jima Memorial

Iwo Jima Memorial

Located on Route 50 near Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
(703) 285-2601

Open 24 hours a day. Admission is free.


Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Located on 14th Street, SW at the Tidal Basin
(202) 426-6841

Open 24 hours a day, except Christmas Day. Admission is free.


Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Located adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool
(202) 426-6841

Open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Admission is free.


Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

West Potomac Park and 23rd Street, NW
(202) 426-6841

Open daily, except Christmas Day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free.


Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(202) 737-2300 or (800) 821-8892

November to February, open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. March to October, open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue, NW
(202) 426-6841

Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Closed Christmas Day. Admission is free.


Washington Monument

Washington Monument

15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
(202) 426-6841

The Washington Monument is currently closed for construction.


World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
(202) 426-6841

Open 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

Popular Attractions

Here is some basic information about several Washington-area attractions. Because tour and security information can change frequently and without notice, we recommend you contact each attraction or visit each website for the most up-to-date information. At locations where it is required, my office is happy to submit requests on behalf of Montana constituents.

Official Tourism Website for Washington, D.C.


Holocaust Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
(202) 488-0400

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed only on Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. Admission is free, but tickets to the permanent exhibit are required.


Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center

2700 F Street, NW
(202) 416-8340 or (800) 444-1324

Free public tours offered leave every 15 minutes between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Library of Congress

Library of Congress

10 1st Street, SE
(202) 707-8000

The historic Thomas Jefferson Building located just east of the Capitol. It is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Monday through Friday there are docent-led public walking tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. On Saturdays, tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Groups of 10 or more participants must call (202) 707-0919 to reserve a private tour. The Library is closed all Sundays and federal holidays.


National Archives

National Archives

7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(866) 272-6272

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tour reservations are not required. Admission is free.


National Gallery of Art and East Wing

6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
(202) 737-4215

Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Admission is free.


Naval Observatory

34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW
(202) 762-1438

Public tours are offered by reservation only on selected Monday evenings from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Visit website to request a tour.


National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Institution Museums

Located on the National Mall and at various locations in the Washington, D.C. area.
(202) 633-1000

Open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission is free.


Supreme Court of the United States

First and East Capitol Streets, NE
(202) 479-3211

The building is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays.


United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Avenue, SW
(202) 225-8333

Open daily 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Public tours offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


United States Department of State

2201 C Street, NW
(202) 647-3241

Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 2:45 p.m. The tour is 45 minutes in duration. Reservations are required.


United States Department of the Treasury: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C Streets, SW
(202) 874-2330 or (866) 874-2330

Monday through Friday, tours leave every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free tickets are required for public tours during peak season (March through August).

Montana Coffee

Every Wednesday morning the Senate is in session, Senator Tester and Senator Walsh host a get-together for Montanans visiting Washington, D.C. It's a great time to enjoy coffee and conversation with folks from across our great state. A tour of the U.S. Capitol departs after coffee at 9:00 a.m.

Please call Senator Tester's office at (202) 224-2644 for more information or to R.S.V.P. for Montana Coffee.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Glendive, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Glendive

122 W Towne
Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: (406) 365-2391
Fax: (406) 365-8836

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

14 Third Street E, Suite 230
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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