Explore More of the Capitol

Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Tours begin 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. 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 August 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10:30 a.m.
Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about the events that took place here through original stories. Meet in the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Family Thursdays

Family Thursdays

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 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

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 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

August 4, 11, 18, 25 – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Learn how the design of the U.S. Capitol building has changed over the last two centuries. Then create your own mini-U.S. Capitol. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

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 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.