The White House is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

1. The White House

9.2
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Government Building · Northwest Washington · 467 tips and reviews

Donna L.Donna Ledbetter: The White House is a beautifully kept historic residence. Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance.

JoJo D.JoJo Demirel: Everyone should take a tour of the White House...but you'll need to make reservations in advance of your trip. Rather, you'll need to schedule your trip around the reservation. But highly worth it.

Corey S.Corey Simon: Definitely worth the tour, remember you need to set it up months in advance, easiest to go through your representative.

Library of Congress is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

2. Library of Congress

9.4
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Library · Southeast Washington · 175 tips and reviews

Tasha M.Tasha Major: The Jefferson building is covered in beautiful artwork that is dripping in symbolism. Take advantage of the free tours to really get the most out of this visit!

Hostelling InternationalHostelling International: Library of Congress free tour - fantastic architecture and interesting history. - Suzanna (USA)

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: The Library of Congress retains more than 145 million items filling the equivalent of some 745 miles of shelves! Free guided tours offered throughout the week. -- Green Guide Editor

Washington National Cathedral is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

3. Washington National Cathedral

9.3
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Church · Woodley Park · 68 tips and reviews

DoraDora: Families can take self-guided tours and gargoyle treasure hunts with free brochure guides picked up at the information desk at arrival. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

Amber D.Amber Davis-Sato: The Highlight tour is wonderful, informative and covers a lot of the cathedral

Karin M.Karin Miller: The gargoyle tour is awesome. Set aside lots of time for this awesome place - I easily could have spent all day learning all the fun history, listening to the organ and choir, and discovering secrets.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

4. U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

8.7
E Capitol Cir (at E Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Northeast Washington · 61 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Tours of the Capitol building can be arranged through the Visitor Center website (or by calling or emailing your Representative's or Senator's office a few weeks in advance).

HarjitHarjit: Staff are very helpful and courteous. The guided tours are well done and well organized. They provide headphones so you can hear the guide speak.

Dirty B.Dirty Bird: Great tours! Docents are knowledgeable

Ford's Theatre is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

5. Ford's Theatre

8.7
511 10th St NW (btwn F St NW & E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 68 tips and reviews

David B.David Braden: Wonderful tour with audio worth the five bucks.

David B.David Braden: Great tour with audio worth the five bucks

Laura Harvey S.Laura Harvey Stout: Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore and get the audio tour for $5

DC Brau Brewing Co is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

6. DC Brau Brewing Co

9.1
3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C.
Brewery · Northeast Washington · 25 tips and reviews

LindsayLindsay: Show up early for the tour to get some samples before you wander.

Spenser W.Spenser Walters: Best brewery I have come across so far in DC! Free tours and samples of great beer on Saturdays!

LoriLori: Dcu well represented here! And tour was amazing and well informed

National Air and Space Museum is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

7. National Air and Space Museum

9.4
600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Southwest Washington · 614 tips and reviews

Nathália C.Nathália Colsato Prado: Tours are great!

Sofia U.Sofia Uz: Must see! First airplane, actual crafts that flew!!! Take a tour, docents are amazing

Katarina K.Katarina Katsma: Get a tour with Robin Erskine. You could fill an entire series of encyclopedias with the stuff he knows. Best tour I've ever had!

Heurich Mansion (The Brewmaster's Castle) is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

8. Heurich Mansion (The Brewmaster's Castle)

8.5
1307 New Hampshire Ave, NW (in Dupont Circle), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 11 tips and reviews

Matt L.Matt Lowe: Weekly Tours:Thursday 11:30am and 1:00pmFriday 11:30am and 1:00pmSaturday 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm

KoriKori: Check out the website, they have several fun events with food, drinks, tours, etc. House is beautifully preserved.

Deb L.Deb L: I enjoyed the tour of the beautiful Victorian mansion.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

9. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

9.6
2700 F St NW (at New Hampshire Ave.), Washington, D.C.
Performing Arts Venue · Northwest Washington · 159 tips and reviews

DoraDora: Free tours Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, and Sat-Sun, 10am-1pm and free daily performances at 6pm. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

Merrie D.Merrie D.: Go to one of their free tours! You get to see all three historical theatres, the president's boxes and the incredible pieces of art all around. Fun & knowledgeable tour guides.

ShannonRenee M.ShannonRenee Mouton Gray: Go on a tour and learn the history of DC's iconic performing arts venue.

Bike And Roll DC is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

10. Bike And Roll DC

8.6
955 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C.
Bike Rental / Bike Share · Federal Triangle · 10 tips and reviews

Yoel S.Yoel Sommer: The Segway tours are a lot of fun and a great way to see the city even if its not your first time in DC

InternsROCK!InternsROCK!: Interning in D.C.? Grab a key tag from The Washington Center and take 20% off your tour of D.C. by bike or Segway during InternsROCK! June 7 - 16th 2013. internsrockdc.com #InternsROCK

Tracy D.Tracy Dinan: We did a Segway your and a bicycle tour. GREAT way to see and learn about the sights! Best tour guides-very enthusiastic, very knowledgeable.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

11. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

9.1
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Southwest Washington · 247 tips and reviews

Kate B.Kate B.: Avoid hopping on a tour of the temporary exhibits. They don't limit tour size and it gets so big you lose the benefits of a tour.

Alex L.Alex Lazo Vasquez: Take the tour. Its well worth it. I spent about 3 hours in this museum, it has 4 stories full of the history of the holocaust and WWII in general. Leaves you speechless

KaylaKayla: So much history and information in one building. I suggest going on the tour they offer.

South Lawn - White House is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

12. South Lawn - White House

8.2
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Park · Northwest Washington · 30 tips and reviews

Katylou M.Katylou M: Taking the tour

MK M.MK Muerte: If you want to have a tour you must submit an application through your embassy 6 months in advance.

Chelsea V.Chelsea Van Slyke: Free garden tours on the south lawn!

Washington Monument is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

13. Washington Monument

9.5
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 322 tips and reviews

David R.David Resseguie: Call ahead and try to schedule a tour to go down the steps. Especially good if you get an experienced guide that can give you all the history. Better than just viewing from the top and taking elev!

Ankush S.Ankush Saxena: Though tours to the top of the monument have been closed because of the earthquake, this place is great for picnics and admiring one of the nations most notable structures.

Dmytro S.Dmytro Seredenko: Tours are free, but you have to book couple months in advance.

3 Stars Brewing Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

14. 3 Stars Brewing Company

8.9
6400 Chillum Pl NW, Washington, D.C.
Brewery · Fort Totten - Riggs Park · 25 tips and reviews

Amy R.Amy R: Owners give an interesting tour of their beer, offering insight on how to develop product and be a small business owner. Best brewery experience in DC.

Josh B.Josh Bassett: Good beer.. The website says you get 4 tickets for the beer tasting tour, but I guess they're really only allowed to give you 2. However, get an empty growler for $5, not bad. Fill it up for under $20

Gwynne K.Gwynne Kostin: Take the brewery tour. Really. You will learn about beer making, but it's really an object lesson in passion. Amazing!

National Gallery of Art is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in Washington.

15. National Gallery of Art

9.6
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Art Gallery · Northwest Washington · 137 tips and reviews

Erin P.Erin Parr: Audio tours are free! As well as docent led tour tours! Check with the art information desk at any entrance for your times.

Michelle C.Michelle Clark: Try to get a tour if you can, it really improves the experience :)

AbAb: Expansive. Go for the guided tour app. Wish more of the pieces had narration