In order to allow for the installation of scaffolding and floor, statuary, and artwork protection in conjunction with the Dome Restoration Project, the Rotunda of the Capitol will be closed from Monday, July 27 through Monday, September 7. While the Rotunda is unavailable for tours, an alternate tour route will be provided. The Capitol Visitor Center is open during the closure of the Rotunda and will offer special activities which do not require advance reservations. You can also download our new U.S. Capitol Rotunda app.

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall is home to the only exhibition in the world dedicated to telling the story of the United States Congress and the U.S. Capitol.  Exhibition Hall features original documents and artifacts, videos, touchable models, computer interactives and two small theaters that provide visitors with an in-depth look at how Congress works, the history of the Capitol and Congress, as well as information on Representatives and Senators.

What's in Exhibition Hall: An Interactive Tour

Congress Investigates

The power to investigate, implied by the U.S. Constitution,  is one of Congress’s most important tools for developing effective public policy, conducting oversight, and informing the public. Congress has investigated issues throughout its history via formal investigations and fact-finding inquiries with wide-ranging results, often significantly affecting the history of the United States.

Views of Exhibition Hall

Special Programs and Encounters

Explore history through hands-on objects and stories

My Capitol

Use this self guide designed for young people ages 11 and older when visiting Exhibition Hall and the Capitol Grounds.

Scavenger Hunt to Exhibition Hall

Learn about the role of Congress while participating in a fun Exhibition Hall Scavenger Hunt. Available at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.