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.

United States Senate Chamber, engraved by Thomas Doney after J. Whitehorne, mezzotint published by Edward Anthony, 1849

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From the late 1820s into the 1850s, dramatic oratory attracted large crowds to the theater-like chamber that Kentucky Senator Henry Clay dubbed “this noble room.”

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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