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.

House Chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia (photograph of modern re-creation)

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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.

Independence National Historical Park

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