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Tour The US Capitol Building in DC

One of the world's most recognizable symbols of democracy, the United States Capitol is both a working office building and a national monument. Situated at the eastern side of the National Mall atop Capitol Hill, this popular DC attraction is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. Tour the US Capitol and see rare historical documents, touchable models and one-of-a-kind American artifacts. The Capitol Building's restaurant offers delicious foods that reflect the bounty of America, from freshly sandwiches to entrées and desserts.


Hours -

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday

Prices -

Free of charge


  • Exhibition Hall at the Visitor Center
  • Brumidi Corridors Tours
  • Congress and the World Wars
  • Legislative Highlights
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Congress in Session


  • Tours
  • Artifacts & Models
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Films
  • Restaurant
  • Gift Shops


  • How do you obtain gallery passes?

    Special passes are required to access the Senate and House galleries whenever either legislative body is in session. To obtain gallery passes, contact the office of your state senator or representative. Tours can also be arranged directly through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center using an online reservation system.
  • What are some Popular Things To Do at the Capitol Building?

    The Capitol Building features attractions for people interested in learning about American democracy. See the world's only exhibit dedicated to the story of the U.S. Congress at Exhibition Hall. This popular attraction features original documents and artifacts, touchable models, videos, two small theaters and interactive exhibits that detail how Congress originated and how it all works. Younger children will enjoy the grounds and the huge skylights atop the Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall.


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