Free, same-day passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis for these tours. Meet at the entrance to Exhibition Hall.
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.
Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collections
Monday through Friday – 1 p.m.
Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This 45-minute program includes a visit to the historic Old Senate Chamber, a room not included on the Capitol Tour.
Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds
Monday through Saturday – 1 p.m.
Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.
No passes needed.
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 – 11 a.m.
In honor of Constitution Week, make a journal about the Bill of Rights, an important charter of freedom. 30 minutes.
Seen on Screen
“A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation”
Fridays, September 8, 22, 29 – 1:30 p.m.
Learn what took place behind closed doors and locked windows at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.