Hours of Operation:

The Capitol Visitor Center is OPEN for normal operations.

Explore More of the Capitol

Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. These tours are not offered January 21.

Halls of the Senate

Halls of the Senate

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collections

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m.
Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.


No passes needed.

Family Thursdays

Family Program

January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Seen on Screen

Seen on Screen

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about the history of the State of the Union address and the constitutionally mandated presidential message to Congress. Watch a compilation of State of the Union addresses and discuss the role of the speech in one of the most visible ceremonies of the U.S. government. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall.

Capitol Tour

Monday through Saturday. Reservation holders may pick up passes at either Information Desk on the lower level. Same-day passes may be available at the South Information Desk.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Monday through Friday – noon. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

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All tours and activities are subject to change.  Please check at the Information Desks.  The Capitol Visitor Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.