Explore More of the Capitol

Free, same-day passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Exhibition Hall podium. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

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. 45 minutes.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Presented in honor of Black History Month.

Family Thursdays

Family Thursdays

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 – 11 a.m.
Learn about the suffragist and abolitionist, Sojourner Truth and make a collage in honor of this important American freedom fighter. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Fact or Fiction Fridays

Fact or Fiction Fridays: “The Rosa Parks Story”

Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 – 1:30 p.m.
Contrast and compare historic facts to a film clip from the 2002 television movie, “The Rosa Parks Story.” Learn about the documentation Rosa Parks left behind about a day of peaceful defiance that inspired a movement. Meet in the Senate Theater of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Monday through Friday – noon.
Find out how to visit the Visitor Galleries of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

Capitol Visitor Center Encounter

Capitol Visitor Center Encounter

Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.
Interpreters in Exhibition Hall and Emancipation Hall use hands-on objects to tell a variety of stories about the Capitol and Congress including how enslaved laborers helped build the Capitol, the Dome Restoration Project, civil rights legislation, and the Capitol Rotunda. No passes or reservations are needed.


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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.