Due to a special Joint Meeting of Congress taking place in the Capitol on Wednesday, April 29, the U.S. Capitol will be closed to tours until approximately 12:30 p.m. on that day. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and guided tours of the Capitol Visitor Center will be available while the Capitol is closed.

Exhibition Hall

Congress Investigates:

Congress' powers to gain information, develop public policy, conduct oversight and inform the public.
Now on display through
early September 2015

A Timeline of Congress and the Capitol


Views of Exhibition Hall

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The Capitol Story

The Capitol Dome
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The Statue of Freedom
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The Capitol Frieze
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The Apothoesis of Washington
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