Tours of the Capitol
The Capitol Visitor Center, is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street. Getting to the Capitol »
Tours and Passes - Admission to the Capitol Visitor Center is free. However, passes are required for tours of the historic Capitol and must be reserved in advance. You may also reserve a tour through the offices of one of your senators or your representative.
Security - All visitors to the Capitol are required to go through security screening. Please review the prohibited items list before you arrive.
Visitors with Disabilities - The Capitol Visitor Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities. All films have open captioning. In addition, there are a variety of other services for visitors with disabilities, including adaptive tours of the Capitol, wheelchairs, and sign-language interpreting services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. More Information on Accessibility »
Service Animals - Service animals are allowed in the Capitol Visitor Center and the Capitol.
Capitol Etiquette Information - To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable visit to the Capitol, we ask that all visitors adhere to the Capitol Etiquette guidelines.