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.

World War II: A Nation Transformed

Veterans—Prepare for Your Future thru Educational Training

World War II presented Congress with new and unique challenges in the postwar years.

Congress passed legislation to enable veterans to buy homes and afford higher education; expand the right of women to serve in the military; restructure the national security establishment; and settle historic land claims by American Indians. Congress also dramatically expanded its investigation into potential communist subversion in the United States. To preserve the experiences of World War II veterans and help Americans better understand the realities of war, Congress passed the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act in 2000.