The nation’s most famous home and office is ready to welcome visitors back.
Officials of the Biden-Harris administration announced this week that public tours of the White House will resume starting July 19. Public tours will be available by appointment only Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tours are free of charge.
Tours had stopped at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but in September of 2020, then-President Trump allowed them to begin again in his efforts to normalize life in the country even though the nation was in the heart of its battle with the virus.
President Biden’s team stopped the tours following his inauguration, but they are ready to begin again.
Public tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and must be arranged through a member of Congress and their office tour coordinator. Constituents can reach their representatives by calling the House of Representatives switchboard at 202-225-3121, or the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Congress and Senate officials can also be reached online.
Reservations must be made at least 21 days prior to the visit, and no more than 90 days in advance of the tour. There will be no exceptions for the 21-to-90-day window.
White House officials will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and could change the availability of tours at any given moment. They can also cancel tours due to weather or other possible circumstances.
Within 10 days of a scheduled tour, anyone who has tested positive for the virus, has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or is experiencing symptoms should not attend the tour.
Face masks, while not currently required for the tour, will be made available for anyone that wishes to wear one.
After your trip to the White House, check out the rest of the D.C. area: