Visiting Washington, D.C.
The nation's capital is a place where our rich history meets a modern metropolis. Your visit will be an experience filled with sights of the nation's monuments, museums, and a fill of the region's cultural heritage to be enjoyed by all.
Below are descriptions of tours Senator Heitkamp's staff can help arrange for North Dakotans visiting Washington, D.C., along with a few tips to help make your experience as positive as possible. Click here to view the 2016 schedule for when the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are in session.
Enjoy your time in our nation's capital.
The United States Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Senator Heitkamp's staff would be happy to give North Dakotans a personally guided tour of the Capitol. You may also schedule your own Capitol tour with the Capitol Visitor's Center.
The White House
Tours of the White House are available on limited basis through congressional offices. Senator Heitkamp's office is able to request tours on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tour requests must be submitted at a minimum of 21 days in advance but no more than six months in advance. Please be aware we cannot guarantee tour requests will be secured. In addition, the White House provides a virtual tour of the East-Wing with photos, details, and history about infamous art, sculptures, and artifacts that can be seen throughout the tour.
FBI Education Center
Tours of the FBI Education Center will resume July 2017, and will feature updated content and exhibits. The tour will include two floors of a variety of exhibits including FBI history, 9/11 terrorist attacks, Training, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and many more. Available for tours Monday through Friday, reservations must be made three weeks to five and a half months before your visit, and last approximately 90 minutes. Security information will be required and tours are limited.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Congressional tours may be arranged Monday through Friday for constituents interested in visiting the center responsible for the design and manufacture of U.S. currency, postage stamps, and Treasury notes. For additional information, visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's website.