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.

Professional Enrichment

professional enrichment

Exploring Historic Neighborhood

Please click here to register. For more program details, please download the Teacher Workshop flyer.

Previous Teacher Workshops:

Origins of American Civil Rights

Friday, June 28, 2019

Following the Civil War, Congress faced the challenging process of integrating millions of enslaved people -- who had never possessed legal rights – into the country. To understand this critical moment of American history, participating teachers will take on the roles of 19th century members of Congress and make decisions about the future of American civil rights.

For more information and resources related to the origins of American civil rights, please email

Uncovering the Hidden and Lost
Exploring Historic Neighborhoods using Primary Sources

Saturday, April 6, 2019

As the cornerstone was being laid in 1793, the U.S. Capitol became the epicenter of the new federal city’s design. Streets, businesses and houses began to radiate out from Capitol Hill, and the landscape began to change. In today’s bustling, modern D.C., it can be difficult to find glimpses of original Capitol Hill features.

For information and resources related to Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, please email