For Schools & Teachers
We are delighted that you are planning a school group visit to the United States Capitol. We look forward to greeting you and your students upon your arrival.
If you are planning to visit the Capitol between October 2013 and February 2014, please consider one of our two inquiry-based student programs for middle and high school groups of 30 students or fewer. Teachers may select one of two programs. Click here for more information.
If these programs do not fit into your schedule, or if you will be visiting between March and September of this year, please feel free to book a tour of the Capitol through the advance reservation system under the “plan a visit” button at the top of this page.
For students in grade 6 and up, we offer a student self-guide of the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall and the Capitol grounds. This guide, “My Capitol,” includes historical background, directed-looking activities, and questions to encourage discussion during the tour or for follow-up at school or home. Please see the links below for more information.
Information and Resources for Educators
Student Orientation Video
Watch this short student orientation video before you visit the U.S. Capitol.