U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Welcome to the U.S. Capitol

Due to a special event on Thursday, December 3, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed until approximately 1:30 p.m. except for individuals on official business or visiting the House and Senate Galleries. Public tours of the Capitol will resume after the Visitor Center re-opens.

The Capitol Story

The iconic and majestic United States Capitol is the most widely recognized symbol of democratic government in the world. It is where the issues facing the nation are considered, debated, and written into law. Images of this national treasure have become synonymous with American strength and freedom.