Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, September 18, there will be no tours of the U.S. Capitol that day until approximately noon. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open during this time, and guided tours in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available.

Resources and Activities

My Capitol - Student Self-Guide

Designed for young people ages 11 and older, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center’s new student self-guide of the Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall and the Capitol grounds includes historical background, directed-looking activities, and questions to encourage discussion during the tour or for follow-up at school or home.

Teachers may get copies of “My Capitol” for their students at the Visitor Center’s North Coat Check on the upper level or download a copy here

For further inquiries about educational programs for students and teachers, please contact the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibits and Education Division at education@visitthecapitol.gov

Explore Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center using these self-guide worksheets.

A Student Tour of Emancipation Hall Statue Seek and Find: Who Am I? Design a Statue

Explore the Capitol Visitor Center using these self-guide worksheets and activities.

Crossword Puzzle Available at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.  

Enhance your knowledge of Congress by reading these essays.




Congress by the Numbers



How Your State Gets Its Seats

Congressional Apportionment

Who Elects Our Senators?





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