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.

Family Program

Meet outside the South Gift Shop.

Family Program
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Moments from U.S. history are seen in art all around the Capitol. Step into the shoes of a member of Congress and decide which 20th century images should be added to the “Frieze of American History” in the Rotunda. Meet behind the Statue of Freedom. No passes needed. 30 minutes.