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A reservation is required for a tour of the U.S. Capitol. Visit the Plan a Visit page for information on how to obtain a reservation.

Plan A Visit

Tours of the Capitol

Welcome to the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. We look forward to seeing you on a tour of the historic Capitol.

The Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All tours are led by our professional tour guides and visit the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall. The tour does not include the Senate and House Galleries. The tour route is subject to change.

Advance reservations are required for a tour. Visit the SCHEDULE A TOUR page to select a day/time.

The Capitol Visitor Center welcomes visitors from across the United States and around the world.

All tours, programs and activities are free of charge.

Visitors enter through the Capitol Visitor Center, located underground on the east side of the Capitol. Please leave time to go through security and review the U.S. Capitol’s prohibited items list before your visit.

You can begin your Capitol experience at the Visitor Center by visiting our temporary exhibits, perusing our Gift Shops or getting a bite to eat at the Capitol Cafe.