Aderholt offers tips on visiting D.C. this summer

Special to the Eagle
Posted 4/30/17

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt has released some helpful hints for visiting Washington, as his office is available to arrange some of the tickets and tours.

“With spring in full swing, families across the 4th …

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Aderholt offers tips on visiting D.C. this summer

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt has released some helpful hints for visiting Washington, as his office is available to arrange some of the tickets and tours.

“With spring in full swing, families across the 4th (Congressional) District and Alabama are making summer vacation plans,” he said. “Our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., is an excellent choice that is filled with great history, great monuments and great sites. If it is on your list this summer, I have some tips on making the most out of your trip.

“With a new president and first family in Washington, we are getting many questions about touring The White House. Tickets for White House tours are available through my office, but there are some very important details to keep in mind. Due to security, we cannot process requests that come to us less than 21 days from your visit. In fact, we recommend requesting tickets approximately three months in advance. Request tickets on my official website at: https://aderholt.house.gov/services/tours-and-tickets.”

He also invited constituents to visit the place where he works, the U.S. Capitol Building. Tours of the Capitol are also available through my office. The tour will include the Capitol Visitor Center, Crypt, Rotunda, Statuary Hall, and House Gallery.

“I also highly recommend a visit to Arlington National Cemetery,” Aderholt said. “It is a solemn and very touching reminder of the sacrifices so many have made to keep our country free.

In addition, Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy are buried at Arlington, along with the graves of the astronauts of the Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia.

“The different Smithsonian museums are free, and hold some of our nation’s most treasured artifacts, from the Wright Brother’s plane, to the Apollo 11 crew capsule to Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the ‘Wizard of Oz.’”

He also recommended a visit to the many memorials along the National Mall. At the World War II Memorial, he said you might even spot World II veteran and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole.

“Whatever your plans in Washington call for, please contact my office to let me know you will be in town. I hope to see you soon in Washington,” Aderholt said.

For more information about visiting Washington and to find more about Aderholt’s work in Congress, visit www.aderholt.house.gov. Aderholt’s office is at 235 Cannon House Office Building, while the phone number there is (202) 225-4876. 

Additional information may be found at the city’s official tourism website, https://washington.org.