Explore Exhibition Hall

Experience our interactive exhibits dedicated to telling the story of Congress and the U.S. Capitol.

  • Learn how citizens interacted with Members of Congress in the development of 12 major pieces of legislation
  • Participate in hands-on learning activities in the Democracy Lab (Reservations required for groups of 15 or more children).
  • Get a real feel for the Capitol through our touchable models and objects
  • Try your hand at passing legislation
  • See architectural models showing how the U.S. Capitol has changed over time and view the table from President Lincoln’s second inauguration
  • See the many beautiful rooms of the Capitol on a virtual tour

Don't forget to visit our new special exhibit, Congressional Investigations. Examine historical investigations to see how Congress works, what happens during its inquiries, and how it often results in legislation. Open through July 2024.

Congressional Investigations

Enter behind the Statue of Freedom on the lower level. Exhibition Hall was designed with accessibility in mind. You can find out more on the Exhibition Hall Accessibility Services page.

Previous Exhibits

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