In order to allow for the installation of scaffolding and floor, statuary, and artwork protection in conjunction with the Dome Restoration Project, the Rotunda of the Capitol will be closed from Monday, July 27 through Monday, September 7. While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route will be provided. The Capitol Visitor Center is open during the closure of the Rotunda and will offer special activities which do not require advance reservations. You can also download our new U.S. Capitol Rotunda app.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Apps

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U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Located in the center of the U.S. Capitol below the Capitol Dome, the Rotunda has been the stage for important moments in the history of our nation for nearly 200 years. Use this app to learn about the historic ceremonies that have occured there and explore the Rotunda's soaring architecture, commemorative sculptures and historic paintings that ornament the "heart of the Capitol."

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

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Guide to State Statues

This guide to the National Statuary Hall Collection of State Statues describes and illustrates and provides locations for the 100 statues at the U.S. Capitol donated by the 50 states to honor people notable in their history. **

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide includes all the information you need to prepare for a visit to the U.S. Capitol. It includes information about booking tours of the Capitol, visitor amenities, location, hours of operation, watching Congress in session, Exhibition Hall, the Capitol Grounds, the Statue of Freedom, Capitol statues, and security.

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

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My Capitol

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

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

** Kindle Fire version coming soon!