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.

Capitol Conversations

WEEKDAYS AT 1 p.m. -- Join our engaging guides and visitor services team on Zoom for Capitol Conversations – live, interactive, virtual discussions about the U.S. Capitol. During Capitol Conversations, our staff will discuss some of the U.S. Capitol’s historic spaces, artwork, artifacts and statues.

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Monday, July 19 – John Trumbull & The Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, July 20 – Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

Wednesday, July 21 – John Trumbull's Vision of Burgoyne's Surrender

Thursday, July 22 – Congress & the Constitution

Friday, July 23 – Washington Resigning His Commission

Monday, July 26 – The First Continental Congress

Tuesday, July 27 – The Pope & the Reagans

Wednesday, July 28 – The 14th Amendment

  • On July 28, 1868, Secretary of State William Seward certified the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States...are citizens of the United States." Learn about the history and impact of one of the most consequential amendments to the Constitution.

Thursday, July 29 – A Tourist's History of the Capitol, Part 1

Friday, July 30 – The Capital in Annapolis