Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, areas regularly included in the tour of the Capitol, such as the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, will not be available for tours until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12:30 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, and guide-led opportunities in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available during the event.

Explore More of the Capitol

Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin at the benches by the Slave Labor Commemorative Marker.

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 the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.


No passes needed.

Family Thursdays

Family Program

March 2, 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, 30
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, learn how American suffragists exercised their 1st Amendment rights and create your own mini banner. Meet behind the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet at the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes.

Votes for Women Day

Votes for Women Day

Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Capitol Visitor Center and our partners for a day of activities in honor of Women’s History Month and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. More details on our website,

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 by the Statue of Freedom.

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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.