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, https://shop.visitthecapitol.gov. 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 Trade

Breaking Barriers to Trade

The Congress shall have Power To regulate Commerce…

Article I, Section 8, Constitution of the United States

America has grown from a nation of farmers to a nation of industry. Congress has played a key role by securing American trade from pirates on the high seas; building canals for shipping goods, and creating financial policies that made it easier for Americans to participate in the exchange of goods and services. These documents illustrate the growth and development of American trade.