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.

The War that Forged a Nation

Meet by the Statue of Freedom.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – Tour -- The War that Forged a Nation: The war has reached the steps of the Capitol. Join us for a journey through the Capitol and hear how individuals and events during the War of 1812 forever shaped our nation’s history. Meet by the Statue of Freedom. Limited to 15 participants. 45 minutes.