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.

Making History

Meet by the POW/MIA Chair of Honor

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1 p.m.
On this day in 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first official telegraph from the Capitol. Hear a recording of that message and learn how Congress has supported innovation in communication technology. Meet by the POW/MIA Chair of Honor. Limited to first 15 participants.