Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Due to a special event taking place in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, areas regularly included in the tour of the Capitol, such as the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, will not be available for tours until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12:30 p.m. The Capitol Visitor Center will remain open throughout the day, and guide-led opportunities in the Capitol Visitor Center will be available during the event.

Temporary Exhibits and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Come view the Capitol Visitor Center’s temporary exhibits, located on the lower level adjacent to the House and Senate Appointment Desks to learn more about the work of Congress and the Capitol’s architectural history. Enjoy 10-minute films about the workings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Explore architectural models showing how the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum have changed over time. Look up your Member of Congress, find your state statues and take the congressional quiz. Capitol Visitor Center staff offer a number of interactive programs and activities in this space, including interpretive carts where staff members elaborate on topics ranging from how a bill becomes a law to the art and architecture of the Capitol to the craftspeople who keep the Capitol looking beautiful. Please see our calendar for daily programming schedules.