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.
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House Chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia (photograph of modern re-creation)
For a decade before moving to Washington in 1800, the House met on the main floor of Congress Hall, the Speaker presiding from the raised platform at the right.