COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center is closed for tours. All tours are cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Capitol Visitor Center at a future date.


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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.

Teacher Advisory Group - Call for Volunteers

Would you like to help the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center shape educational programs and resources?

Student Programs

Create an unforgettable visit for your students! The Capitol Visitor Center is pleased to offer three inquiry-based student programs at the U.S. Capitol for the 2015-16 school year.

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.