Visiting Washington D.C.

If youCapitol plan to visit Washington, D.C., my office is happy to help arrange tickets to various attractions.

Some attractions don't require tickets, including the 13 museums of the Smithsonian Institution.


Tours My Office Can Arrange:

Please note that tours are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and many sites are booked three to four months in advance. The White House and Bureau of Engraving and Printing are often booked five to six months in advance, especially during the peak season (April-August). Since sites tend to fill up quickly, please request tours as far in advance as possible.

How to Request Tour Reservations:

ONLINE: The fastest and most efficient way to request tours is to do so using our online form. The form provides spaces for you to fill out your contact information, and also has a blank message box where you can list the dates of your visit and the tours you’d like to request. After you have filled out the form, click “Submit” to submit your request directly to our office. Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will receive an email message letting you know that we have received your request.  We will begin processing your request immediately, and you can expect to hear from our tour coordinator within a week of your request confirming we received it.


MAIL OR FAX: *Please note that it takes approximately one to two weeks to process*

Send a letter to our Washington, D.C. office that includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address (if applicable)
  • Tours you would like
  • Number of tickets you are requesting for each tour
  • Full dates of your visit that you will be able to tour (please do not include days when you will be traveling)

Mailing address for our Washington, D.C. office:
Senator Patty Murray
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Fax number for our Washington, D.C. office:
(202) 224-0238

Please note that it takes approximately one to two weeks for letter mail to reach our office from Washington State.

How You Will Receive Information About Your Tours:

Tour reservations do not require paper tickets. Reservations at each venue are held under your name for the approved time and date. You will receive an email itinerary approximately two weeks before your requested tour dates containing all of the information you need, including directions, times, and confirmation numbers. Please note that only tours of the U.S. Capitol can be changed once they have been scheduled.

Join Me for Coffee:

If you will be in Washington, DC on a Wednesday morning when the Senate is in session, you are welcome to join me for coffee  in my office. Please RSVP by calling my office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 224-1425.