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.

Fact or Fiction Fridays: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall.

Friday, March 9 – 1:30 p.m. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Is the filibuster staged in the 1939 movie classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” reality or myth? Join Kate Scott, Associate Historian for the United States Senate, as she contrasts and compares a clip from the movie to real life stories about the filibuster. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.