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.

Seen on Screen

Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall

Fridays – 1:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with Congress and the World Wars on display in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

  • “We’re in the Army Now”
    Friday, July 7
    Discover how the U.S. Army used motion picture techniques to recruit women for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.
  • “Women in Defense”
    Fridays, July 14, 28
    Created by the U.S. government in 1941, narrated by Katharine Hepburn and directed by John Ford, the short film “Women in Defense” explores the many roles women played in preparing for World War II.
  • “Japanese Relocation”
    Friday, July 21
    See this historical record of the transfer of Japanese-American residents from the Pacific Coast to the American interior. Hosted by special guest Adam Berenbak of the National Archives.