On Tuesday, February 3, due to a special event being held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, there will be no public tours of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed all day except for individuals on official business and people going to the House and Senate Visitor Galleries.

Senate Chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia (photograph of modern re-creation)

Mon, 2013-02-18 11:47 -- administrator

This chamber served the Senate throughout the 1790s. It welcomed visitors after 1794, when the Senate permanently opened its proceedings to the public.

Independence National Historical Park

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