COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center remains closed. Visit the Virtual Capitol Tour page to view available tour dates and times.


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.

Seen on Screen

Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall

Fridays – 1:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with Congress and the World Wars on display in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

  • “We’re in the Army Now”
    Friday, July 7
    Discover how the U.S. Army used motion picture techniques to recruit women for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II.
  • “Women in Defense”
    Fridays, July 14, 28
    Created by the U.S. government in 1941, narrated by Katharine Hepburn and directed by John Ford, the short film “Women in Defense” explores the many roles women played in preparing for World War II.
  • “Japanese Relocation”
    Friday, July 21
    See this historical record of the transfer of Japanese-American residents from the Pacific Coast to the American interior. Hosted by special guest Adam Berenbak of the National Archives.
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