Explore More of the Capitol

Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. These tours are not offered February 18.

Halls of the Senate

Halls of the Senate

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collections

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m.
Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Presented in commemoration of Black History Month. No passes needed.

Family Thursdays

Family Program

February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Learn about Congressional Gold Medals that have been presented to honor the achievements of African American leaders, artists, and athletes. Then create your own gold medal based on notable events and individuals in our history.

Seen on Screen

Seen on Screen: 1963 March on Washington

Fridays February 1, 8, 15, 22 at 1:30 p.m.
In recognition of African American History month watch rare footage of the 1963 March on Washington and learn about this major American event.

Talking Points: The 15th Amendment

Wednesdays February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10 a.m.
Take a moment to learn about the road to the 15th amendment and early African American Congressional leaders. Objects and images related to the Reconstruction period will be highlighted during this museum encounter. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall.

Capitol Tour

Monday through Saturday. Reservation holders may pick up passes at either Information Desk on the lower level. Same-day passes may be available at the South Information Desk.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Monday through Friday – noon. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.


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All tours and activities are subject to change.  Please check at the Information Desks.  The Capitol Visitor Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.