image description U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON | Serving South Carolina’s Second District

Visiting Washington, D.C.

When I travel throughout the Second District, I always encourage people to visit our nation's capital. Washington, DC is a fascinating city consisting of buildings, monuments, and museums which reveal our nation's extraordinary history.

As you plan your trip, please remember that our office would be happy to help arrange tours of the following Washington sites:

  • United States Capitol Building
  • The White House - Due to sequestration, the White House has cancelled all tours effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice.
  • Library of Congress
  • U.S. Mint / Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Kennedy Center of Performing Arts

If you would like for us to help you schedule tours, please click on the following link: Washington, D.C. Tours Form .

Tips for Visiting Capitol Hill:

  • House and Senate Galleries - When Congress is in session, visitors are allowed to view live debate in the House and Senate Galleries from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM from Monday through Friday. To obtain passes to the Galleries, simply visit my Washington office located at 2229 Rayburn House Office Building.
    *Please note that children must be at least six years of age to be admitted to the Senate Gallery. Children under the age of ten are allowed into the House Gallery if accompanied by an adult .
  • Meals - Cafeterias are located throughout the Capitol complex in the Capitol Visitor Center, Longworth House Office Building, Rayburn House Office Building, Dirksen Senate Office Building, and the James Madison Memorial Annex to the Library of Congress.
  • Transportation - Since parking is extremely limited in Washington, taxis, buses, and the Metrorail subway are the easiest forms of transportation to and from Capitol Hill.

    The Capitol South Metro station is the closest station to our office. For additional details on the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), please visit:

The Sites of Washington
Please click on the following links to learn more about these sites.