Taking a trip to Washington? Please consider including a visit to Capitol Hill during your stay.
Senator Tester and his staff are happy to help Montanans request tours of the U.S. Capitol Building and the White House, as well as find information about museums, memorials, and other historical attractions to help enhance your visit.
Senator Tester’s office is happy to schedule staff-led tours of the United States Capitol for families and groups from Montana.
Tester staff-led tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please complete the Tour Request Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm whether a tour is available during your time in DC. Staff-led tours are not available on federal holidays.
Public tours of the Capitol are also available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More information about public tours is available at visitthecapitol.gov.
Whether you tour with Team Tester or take a public tour, Senator Tester is happy to offer Montana constituents passes to the Senate Gallery—just stop by his office.
Please note: Capitol visitors are not permitted to bring 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. All electronics and strollers must be checked before entering the Senate Gallery.
Senator Tester’s office can assist you in requesting a tour of the White House.
White House tours are available Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In order to best accommodate your request, please submit your Tour Request Form as soon as possible—at least 21 days prior to your visit, but preferably closer to three months in advance.
Please note: White House tours are in very high demand, especially during holidays and the spring and summer months. Therefore, submitting a request does not guarantee a tour will be accepted by the White House.
All tours are self-guided and typically 45 minutes long. Tour officers are positioned throughout the White House to help answer questions and provide information. Specific times for tours cannot be requested.
Once the request is submitted, you will receive an email with an encrypted RSVP link. You will have one week for everyone in your party to submit security information and RSVP. The link can be emailed to other members of your group to complete their individual information, or the point of contact can enter the entire group’s security information. After the one week deadline, any incomplete RSVPs will be voided.
Please understand that tour request acceptance or denial is solely at the discretion of the White House Visitor Center.
***The Senate Office Buildings remain largely closed to the public while the Capitol moves to fully re-open. We anticipate this will happen soon.***
When the Senate Office Buildings re-open to the public, take a few moments to stop by Senator Tester’s office. The visitor’s entrance for the Hart Senate Office Building is at 120 Constitution Ave NE.
Public transportation can save both time and money in Washington. Metro schedules and fares may be found at wmata.com. Senator Tester’s office is closest to the Union Station Metro on the Red Line, and the Capitol South Metro on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. You can also get more information by calling the Metro customer information hotline at (202) 635-6434.
***Montana Coffee events remain temporarily suspended while the Capitol moves to fully re-open.***
Every Wednesday morning that the Senate is in session, Senator Tester joins Montana’s congressional delegation to host a get-together for Montanans visiting Washington, D.C.
Located on Memorial Drive in Arlington, Virginia
West Potomac Park and 23rd Street, NW
1850 West Basin Drive, SW
7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(202) 737-2300 or (800) 821-8892
Located on Route 50 near Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
Bacon Drive and Constitution Avenue, NW
Located on 14th Street, SW at the Tidal Basin
15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Located adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
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. Visit the Official Tourism Website for Washington, D.C.
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Located on the National Mall and at various locations in the Washington, D.C. area.
2700 F Street, NW
(202) 416-8340 or (800) 444-1324
First and East Capitol Streets, NE
10 1st Street, SE
100 Maryland Avenue, SW
7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
2201 C Street, NW
6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
14th and C Streets, SW
(202) 874-2330 or (866) 874-2330
34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW