Shopping and Dining

Where to Shop

The Capitol Visitor Center’s two Gift Shops are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shops feature Made-in-America products inspired by the Capitol's art and architectural treasures. Many items are created by small businesses and crafts people and are custom designed for the Capitol Visitor Center. The selection includes fun and educational gifts, books and jewelry.

You can also check out our online gift shop at

Where to Eat

The Capitol Cafe, located on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center, offers a wide range of meal choices for visitors.

For groups of 15 or more, the Capitol Cafe offers meal vouchers with a variety of menu choices. Click on the links below to purchase vouchers for your group.

Voucher Program Capitol Visitors Center Catering - Washington, DC (

Capitol Cafe Vouchers

  • Groups of 15 or more may order vouchers in advance of their visit here Capitol Visitors Center Catering - Washington, DC (

  • Groups may purchase different levels of vouchers for different group members.

  • Orders are confirmed with an email from the Cafe.

  • Please order vouchers a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Unconfirmed orders may be delayed.

  • Vouchers can be paid for and picked up at the Capitol Cafe starting at 9 a.m. on the day of your visit

  • Payment will be processed the day of your visit. We accept cash, company checks and major credit cards. Vouchers will be distributed once payment has been received.

  • Vouchers do not permit substitutions.

  • For additional information or assistance, email or call (202)593-1768.

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