COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center remains closed. We are not taking tour reservations at this time. Please check out our video tours and other online resources.


Online Gift Shop Now Open

Check out our new Online Gift Shop, All products are Made-in-the-USA, and many are created exclusively for our store. We look forward to welcoming you to the CVC Online Gift Shop.

Breaking Barriers to Compromise

Breaking Barriers to Compromise

E Pluribus Unum

National Motto, 1782-1956

America’s first national motto, E Pluribus Unum—Out of many, one—expresses the ideal of our Union: many states, one nation. Representing all of the states, Congress has promoted national unity through a process of inquiry, debate, compromise and consensus. These documents record the continuing legislative efforts to establish, grow and maintain one nation.