During peak season, lines form early at the ticket booth located on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street). The ticket booth opens for same-day only ticket distribution at 8:00 a.m. One person can get up to four tickets. Tickets are limited; please plan your trip accordingly. During the end of March and beginning of April (Spring Break/Cherry Blossom season) if you are not in line by 6:30 - 7:00 a.m., it is unlikely you will get tickets that day.
Tours run every 15 minutes from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. in March. April through August tours run every 15 minutes from 9 to 10:45 a.m., 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. and 5 to 7:00 p.m. with advanced 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) in March, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (door closes at 7:00), April through August.
There is a maximum of four tickets allowed per person.
Tour operators with valid identification are allowed a maximum of 10 tickets per tour and 25 tickets total per day. If you arrive with a group of over 10 people, your group will not be accommodated unless you have a reservation. No tickets will be given out at the ticket booth for large groups.
School Group/Group tours with over 10 visitors MUST schedule tours in advance with the tour office. Please call the Tour Scheduler at (202) 874-2330 or 1 (866) 874-2330. Group reservations are free and must be submitted by faxing the BEP's group reservation request form to (202) 874-6331. The forms are available in MS Word and PDF formats below: