U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Welcome to the U.S. Capitol

Due to a special event on Thursday, December 3, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed until approximately 1:30 p.m. except for individuals on official business or visiting the House and Senate Galleries. Public tours of the Capitol will resume after the Visitor Center re-opens.



Find activities for your U.S. Capitol visit and resources for your special school projects.


Choose from a variety of lessons about Congress and the Capitol that go beyond the traditional Capitol tour to offer your students an unforgettable experience.


Explore the roots of our country's government through stories and hands-on activities.