Explore More of the Capitol

Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin at the benches by the Slave Labor Commemorative Marker.

Halls of the Senate

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 Collections

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 the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

No passes needed.

Family Thursdays

Family Program

Family Program April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Journey to the stars as you learn how Congress has supported space exploration. Then create your own stellar keepsake. Meet behind the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes.

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet at the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes.

Jack Swigert, Jr

This Day in History Programs

This Day in History Program
Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m.

Today marks the anniversary of Apollo 13’s launch. Discover how art in the Capitol commemorates American space missions and recognizes the astronauts who led them. Meet by the statue of astronaut, Jack Swigert, Jr., on the lower level. Limited to first 15 participants.

This Day in History Program
Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday by exploring his work and life during this interactive tour. Weather permitting. This tour goes outside. Meet at the Capitol Hill models on the lower level, south hallway.

This Day in History Program
Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

It’s Arbor Day! Learn how Julius Sterling Morton began Arbor Day in April 1872 in the state of Nebraska, where he encouraged citizens to plant trees. Then, make a tree-inspired art activity. Meet at the Julius Sterling Morton statue, near the entrance on the upper level.

Capitol Tour

Monday through Saturday. Reservation holders may pick up passes at either Information Desk on the lower level. Same-day passes may be available at the South Information Desk.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Monday through Friday – noon. Meet at the education cart by the Statue of Freedom.


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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.