U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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Special Activities During Rotunda Closure

Conflict and Compromise: The Senate Wing in the 19th Century

Conflict and Compromise: The Senate Wing in the 19th CenturyMonday through Saturday, every hour starting at 9 a.m., 45-minute guided tour of the historic Senate wing. This tour shares the story of a growing nation, rife with contention yet destined to become the Great Republic. Get a pass at the North Information Desk (limited availability).

Visionary Voices of the Historic House Wing

Visionary Voices of the Historic House Wing Monday through Saturday, every hour starting at 9:30 a.m., 45-minute guided tour of the historic House wing. Hear the voices of those who created our nation and built and decorated its Capitol. Get a pass at the North Information Desk (limited availability).

Landscape Worthy of the U.S. Capitol: An Outdoor Walking Tour of the Capitol Grounds

A Landscape Worthy of the U.S. Capitol: An Outdoor Walking Tour of the Capitol Grounds Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., 50-minute guided tour, weather permitting. Explore the Capitol grounds that Frederick Law Olmsted designed to complement the majesty of the U.S. Capitol. Meet outside of the Capitol Visitor Center near the bottom of the north ramp to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance. No passes needed.

What’s Happening in the Chambers?

Find out how to visit the visitor galleries of the House of Representatives and the Senate. This short program is offered Monday through Saturday, every hour starting at 9 a.m.. No passes or reservations are needed. Inquire at Exhibition Hall.