Visit the U.S. Capitol

Tours of the Capitol

The Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended for a tour. Visit the schedule a tour page to select a day/time.

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.

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 enter the Capitol Visitor Center, which is 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.

For information on tours offered in Mandarin and Spanish, please view the Foreign Language Tours page.

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