Monday, April 29

Due to a special event taking place in the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday, April 29, there will be no public tours of the U.S. Capitol until approximately 1:40 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed until 1:30 p.m. except for individuals on official business and those going to the House and Senate Galleries. 

Plan A Visit

The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.

Visitors are welcome to enter the building through the Capitol Visitor Center, located underground on the east side of the Capitol. You can begin your Capitol experience at the Visitor Center by visiting our temporary exhibits, perusing our Gift Shops or dining in our Restaurant. Please review the U.S. Capitol prohibited items list before your visit.

The Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street.