Visit the U.S. Capitol

Tours of the Capitol

Only visitors with tour reservations may enter the Capitol Visitor Center. Visit the Schedule a Tour page to select a day/time and check availability. Same day passes may be available on the website.

With tour reservations, the Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All tours are led by our professional tour guides and visit the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall. The tour does not include the Senate and House Galleries. The tour route is subject to change.

Advance reservations are required for a tour. Visit the schedule a tour page to select a day/time.

The Capitol Visitor Center welcomes visitors from across the United States and around the world.

All tours, programs and activities are free of charge.

Visitors with tour reservations enter through the Capitol Visitor Center, located underground on the east side of the Capitol. Please leave time to go through security and review the U.S. Capitol’s prohibited items list before your visit.

You can begin your Capitol experience at the Visitor Center by visiting Exhibition Hall, perusing our Gift Shops or getting a bite to eat at the Capitol Cafe.

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