Dr. Boozman's Check-up

When Arkansans visit Washington, D.C., I strive to make their trips enjoyable and memorable. However, due to growing health and safety concerns relative to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus, it is important to note that public visits and tours of many of the popular sites in Washington have been suspended.

Please consult the list below for the current visitation status of sites. If you have additional questions, please call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4843.

Please read the latest COVID-19 requirements for traveling to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Capitol Building
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/book-tour-capitol

White House
Status: The White House has resumed public tours, on an extremely limited basis, at a dramatically scaled down level. Tours will be hosted two days a week instead of five, only on Friday and Saturday, from 8:00AM to 11:00AM. The number of individuals allowed in for tours will be held at under twenty percent of normal tour capacity. Requests must be submitted at least one month in advance. Please note that our office can only submit a request to the White House for your tour. All decisions about tour dates and times are made by the White House and subject to last minute rescheduling or cancellation. Confirmed tour guests will be notified by White House email approximately two weeks in advance and will receive detailed information on additional health and safety precautions in place at that time. All guests (ages 2 years and over) are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during their visit to the White House complex.
Check for updates: Call my Washington, DC office at 202-224-4843

U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/COVID-19.aspx

Public tours suspended until further notice.
Check for updates: https://pentagontours.osd.mil/Tours/

Arlington Cemetery
Status: Closed to visitors; funerals proceed as scheduled.  
Check for updates: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/COVID-19

Smithsonian Institution Museums & the National Zoo
Status: All Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, November 23
Check for updates: https://www.si.edu/visit/hours

Library of Congress
Status: All Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public, including researchers and others with reader identification cards until further notice. Furthermore, all Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are canceled until further notice. 
Check for updates: https://www.loc.gov/about/pandemic-information/for-public/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: Temporarily closed.  
Check for updates: https://www.ushmm.org/

National Archives
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

FBI Headquarters
 Closed to all visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: 

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: http://www.bep.gov

United States Mint
Status: Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities

The Kennedy Center
Status: Most previously scheduled performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center through the end of 2020 have been canceled. The JFK Memorial is open for viewing Wedensday through Sunday from 10am-5pm. All visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while in the building.
Check for updates: https://www.kennedy-center.org/news-room/closure-update/

Ford’s Theatre
Status: Opened for limited, self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Timed tickets are required and made available each Friday for the following week.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/visit/welcome-back/