Students

Due to a special event, on Wednesday, July 8, there will be no tours of the U.S. Capitol after 11 a.m. Emancipation Hall and Exhibition Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center will be unavailable all day. While reservations prior to 11 a.m. will be honored, same-day passes will not be available. The Capitol Visitor Center will close at noon except for individuals on official business and those going to the House and Senate Galleries.

From activity sheets to use while visiting the Capitol to rare online primary documents for classroom research projects, there are a variety of resources to meet your needs.

Student Orientation Video

Watch this short student orientation video before you visit the U.S.Capitol. Click Here to View

Resources and Activities

Select an activity and share what you learn with friends. Learn More

Exhibition Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center

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. Learn More