Lying in State of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

The public is invited to pay their respects to Representative Elijah E. Cummings Thursday, October 24 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please enter through the Capitol Visitor Center.

On Thursday, October 24, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed for normal operations, and all Capitol tours are cancelled.

On Wednesday, October 23, the second floor of the Capitol will be closed to the public. The Capitol Visitor Center will offer modified tours of the Capitol.

If you have a tour reservation and would like to reschedule, please click here or contact the Visitor Services Office at (202)226-8000.

On Friday, October 25, the Capitol Visitor Center will reopen for normal operations and Capitol tours at 8:30 a.m.

Capitol Hill Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join the Capitol Visitor Center and our neighbors for Capitol Hill Day, with grounds tours, demonstrations, talks and activities for all ages.

Come share our commemoration of Congress’ 1819 return to the Capitol following the War of 1812.

Stop by the tables hosted by the Capitol’s shops. Learn about the masonry, painting, sheet metal work, gilding and more that have preserved this landmark for 200 years.

Enjoy tours of the beautiful Capitol Grounds throughout the day. Take a walking tour of the neighborhood led by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Check out the activities at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, the Library of Congress, and American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.

Schedule available here. Please check back as more events will be added in the coming weeks.


Capitol Hill Day 2018