Special Activities at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Due to a special event, on Wednesday, July 8, there will be no tours of the U.S. Capitol after 11 a.m. Emancipation Hall and Exhibition Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center will be unavailable all day. While reservations prior to 11 a.m. will be honored, same-day passes will not be available. The Capitol Visitor Center will close at noon except for individuals on official business and those going to the House and Senate Galleries.

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collections

Monday through Friday at 1 p.m., learn about four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. No reservations are needed for this 60-minute guided program. Get passes from one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center. The program begins at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

 

Brumidi Corridors Tours

North Brumindi CorridorA special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol enables visitors to view and learn about the ornate paintings on the walls and ceilings designed by Constantino Brumidi between 1857 and 1859. This tour, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, is offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this tour at one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Find out how to visit the visitor galleries of the House of Representatives and the Senate. This short program is offered Monday through Friday at noon. Inquire at Exhibition Hall.