Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. These tours are not offered July 4.
Halls of the Senate
Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.
Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection
Monday through Friday – 1 p.m.
Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.
No passes needed.
Stories in the Old Senate Chamber
Mondays and Tuesdays, July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 – 10:30 a.m.
Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet in the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.
History Jargon Jeopardy
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 10:30 a.m.
Become a contestant and test your knowledge of Congress, the separation of powers, and the history of the Capitol. Meet in the House Theater in Exhibition Hall.
July 5, 12, 19, 26 – 11 a.m.
Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of Exhibition Hall and learn about how the country, Congress and the Capitol grew over time. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall.
Fact or Fiction Fridays
July 6, 13, 20, 27 – 1:30 p.m.
Watch a 5-minute clip from a Hollywood movie and contrast and compare the clip to historic information. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall. 45 minutes.
July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
From the Declaration of Independence to the moon landing, important events in American history happen in July. Create a booklet highlighting some of these momentous occasions. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.
What’s Happening in the Chambers?
Monday through Friday – noon. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.
All tours and activities are subject to change. Please check at the Information Desks. The Capitol Visitor Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.