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.

Fact or Fiction Fridays: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall.

Friday, March 9 – 1:30 p.m. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Is the filibuster staged in the 1939 movie classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” reality or myth? Join Kate Scott, Associate Historian for the United States Senate, as she contrasts and compares a clip from the movie to real life stories about the filibuster. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.