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Reservations Required

Only visitors with tour reservations may enter the Capitol Visitor Center.

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 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.

How Do I Cancel My Reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through your account in the Capitol Visitor Center’s online reservation system.

  1. Go to https://tours.visitthecapitol.gov (A new page will open.)

  2. Beneath the blue banner reading “Reserve a Tour of the Capitol,” click on the link to log in. (A sign in/signup dialog box will open.)

  3. In the sign in section, log in with your email address and password.

  4. Search for reservations by clicking “More” in the “My Reservations” tab.

  5. Once you have located your reservation, click the link to “Cancel.”

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