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, https://shop.visitthecapitol.gov. 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.

World War I: A Nation Transformed

Unknown Soldier’s Tomb with Sentry, Arlington National Cemetery

Though World War I was fought overseas, it also shaped the U.S. home front.

After the war, Congress authorized new policy changes in the United States that affected how Americans honored those who died in the war, the treatment of war veterans, the rights of women, the citizenship of American Indians, and the federal budget process. Congress also extended a controversial wartime investigation into alleged subversion and instituted historic restrictions on immigration.