Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 – 11 a.m.
Through a statue that stands proudly in Emancipation Hall, learn a story about Frederick Douglass. Make a collage to honor Douglass as one of America’s most important freedom fighters. 30 minutes. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. No passes needed.
Fridays, February 3, 10, 17 – 11 a.m.
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is one of the best-known and most effective exercises of the right to petition in modern American history. View archival film footage and related materials in Exhibition Hall. 35 minutes. No passes needed.
Friday, February 24 – 11 a.m.
Capitol Visitor Center Curator Matt Field discusses Congress and Anti-Lynching Legislation during the Progressive Era. 30 minutes. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. No passes needed.
Monday through Friday – 1 p.m.
60-minute program describing four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans. Some walking involved. Get a pass at the Information Desk.
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 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.
30 minute guided tour. Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress. This tour is offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Get passes for this tour at one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center.
Find out how to visit the visitor galleries of the House of Representatives and the Senate. This short program is offered at noon, Monday through Friday. No passes or reservations are needed. Inquire at Exhibition Hall.