The Capitol Visitor Center is not accepting tour reservations at this time. Limited numbers of tours may be available through the offices of your senators or representative.


Online Gift Shop Now Open

Check out our new Online Gift Shop, https://shop.visitthecapitol.gov. 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.


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Whether visiting the Capitol in person or teaching in the classroom, a range of activities, resources and learning opportunities are available for teachers and their students.

Lesson Plans

Use teacher-tested resources to enhance your lessons in the classroom.

Professional Enrichment

Take the time to deepen your understanding of the history of the Congress and the Capitol and hone your teaching skills.

Student Orientation Video

Watch this short student orientation video before you visit the U.S. Capitol.

Resources and Activities

Use a variety of materials to enhance your students' understanding of the Congress and the Capitol.