September - February
No tickets required
Space is given on a first-come, first-served basis with the line forming at the Visitor Entrance on 14th Street.
Tours run every 15 minutes from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. with advance reservations held for large groups between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (door closes at 3:00 p.m.)
March - August
Free tickets required
The ticket booth is located on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street). We offer same day tickets only. The Ticket Booth opens at 8:00 a.m. - Monday through Friday, and closes when all tickets have been distributed. Lines form early (some days as early as 5:30 a.m.) and tickets go quickly, most days' (especially during the first two weeks in April ~ Cherry Blossom/Spring Break) tickets are gone by 8:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (door closes at 3:00) in March, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (door closes at 7:00), April through August.