Explore More of the Capitol

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

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 an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

No passes needed.

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

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.

Family Thursdays

Family Thursdays

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.

Family Saturdays

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.


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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.