Are you planning to visit Washington with your family? Perhaps you have an upcoming school trip or business meeting in the capital city. Tom Harkin's office has resources to help plan your trip.
United States Capitol
The Congress welcomes visitors year-round. Find out how you can schedule tours and watch government in action.
The Supreme Court offers a variety of educational programs. Exhibits, which are changed periodically, and a theater, where a film on the Supreme Court is shown.
Library of Congress
Get an understanding of the importance of the Library as the nation's oldest cultural institution
Learn the many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders.
Headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. Tours are conducted by military men and women volunteers assigned to the five armed services' ceremonial units in the Washington, D.C, area.
Department of the Treasury
Visit the cultural resources of the Treasury Building and Treasury Annex.
Department of State
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the Department of State are open for pre-arranged tours at no charge. These rooms hold a premier collection of 18th century American furniture, paintings and decorative arts.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
You'll see millions of dollars being printed during a tour of the BEP. The tour features the various steps of currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper, and ending with wallet-ready bills!
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Take a free tour and see the Hall of States and Hall of Nations, the Center's main theaters, and dozens of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks given to the Center by foreign countries.
The Smithsonian Institution
Nine museums on the National Mall, five other Washington museums and the National Zoo are managed by the Smithsonian Institution.
Historic homes and locations are scattered throughout the Washington area.
Museums and Galleries
Many of the nation's cultural and artisitic treasures have their homes in Washington.
The nation's capital is home to a number of excellent performance venues.