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.

This Day in History

Meet at the POW/MIA Chair.

Friday, June 28 at 1 p.m.
The Declaration of Independence was presented to the Continental Congress on this day in 1776. Join us for a discussion about the Rotunda painting that portrays this significant moment in history and watch a clip of the film “John Adams.” Meet at the POW/MIA Chair.