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 Technological Barriers

Breaking Technological Barriers

The Congress shall have Power To...promote...useful Arts

Article I, Section 8, Constitution of the United States

Congress has supported new inventions and American innovation from the country’s beginnings. Congressional support encouraged the creation of new technologies and ideas, such as the telegraph. Congress has also provided a showcase for technology on the world stage and provided Americans with access to the technologies that drive the economy.