U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California

Millions of visitors flock each year to Washington, D.C. in hopes of seeing the many historic sites that surround this great city and catching a glimpse of our democratic government in action. If you are planning a trip, let Rep. Royce welcome you to our nation's capital and provide you with some helpful tourist information. Rep. Royce can help arrange special tours of some of the sites around Washington, D.C. To arrange these special tours, you may use this link to fill out the form to make a tour request online or contact Rep. Royce's Tour Coordinator in the D.C. office at (202) 225-4111. Please note that many tour locations, especially during peak tour season, will fill up six months in advance.  Please keep this in mind while planning your trip.

***If you are requesting a tour of the White House, please be aware that our tour coordinator will not receive word on the status of the request until approximately two weeks before your requested tour date. At that time, our office will update you on the status of your request. Please note that our office does not make the determination on tour request approvals or denials. The White House makes the ultimate decision based on demand, how far in advance the tour request is made, and daily tour capacity. Our office promptly submits White House tour requests to the White House once we receive them, with a maximum three month advance period as permitted by the White House. The White House receives thousands of such requests on a daily basis, therefore submitting your tour request to our office as early as possible maximizes (but does not guarantee) the chance of tour request approval.***

Helpful links:

Royce's Guide to DC
An exclusive guide to Washington D.C. including Monuments, Smithsonian’s, and much more

General Washington, DC tour tips from Rep. Royce
Review his suggestions before you and your family travel to our nation's capital.

Washington, DC tourist information
Information on tours and points of interest in the Washington, DC area.

Information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual highlight each spring in the nation's capital. Check the festival's official site for more information.

Maps of the DC area

Visiting Washington DC post-Sept. 11th
Rep. Royce offers suggestions and updates on changes in security.