Visiting Washington, D.C.

Below is a list of notable tours and attractions in Washington, D.C. Sen. Kennedy’s office can assist Louisianians with any tours that require tickets. Due to the high number of tour requests the office receives, many tour sites require requests to be submitted at least three months in advance.

Visitors coming to D.C. with less than three months’ notice may submit the tour request information. In such cases, this office is happy to assist by requesting tours but cannot guarantee tickets. Tour requests can be sent to this office at or by filling out a tour request form here for any help regarding tours in D.C.!

Free tours in Washington, D.C. that require tickets:

• White House  
• U.S. Capitol 
• Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
• National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Note: “Tours of the FBI require sensitive information such as birth date, social security number, passport number/green card number, country of birth, and country of citizenship to complete the tour request. All tours of the FBI are only available for U.S. citizens or green card holders.

Free tours in Washington, D.C. that do not require tickets: 

• Folger Shakespeare Library
• Ford's Theatre and Lincoln Museum
• Freer Gallery of Art
• Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
• Holocaust Memorial Museum (Timed tickets are required to view the permanent exhibition between March and August.)
• Library of Congress 
• National Air and Space Museum
• National Archives 
• National Gallery of Art
• National Museum of African Art
• National Museum of American Art
• National Museum of American History
• National Portrait Gallery
• National Zoo
• Navy Museum
• Renwick Gallery
• Revolution Museum
• Sackler Gallery
• Smithsonian Institution Building
• U.S. Botanical Gardens 
• U.S. Supreme Court

Monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.:

• Arlington Cemetery 
• Iwo Jima/Marine Corps War Memorial 
• Jefferson Memorial 
• Korean War Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial 
• National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
• Teddy Roosevelt Memorial
• FDR Memorial 
• Vietnam Memorial
• Washington Monument