Visit Today: US Capitol Visitor Center

By DullesMoms, Nov 2023

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a visit to the US Capitol Visitor Center in the heart of Washington, DC, offers a unique opportunity to explore the legislative process and architectural grandeur of the Capitol.

Guided Tours
Explore the Crypt, the Rotunda, and the National Statuary Hall through professional guided tours. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Specialty Tours
If you’ve experienced the Capitol guided tour, but want even more, consider one of the Visitor Center’s specialty tours. For all tours, ask about the availability of free passes at the information desk in Emancipation Hall.

Halls Of The Senate
Explore the work of Constantino Brumidi, renowned for his “Apotheosis of George Washington” in the Capitol Dome and art that fuses classical styles with American themes. His legacy is showcased in the Senate Wing, offering insights into his life and artistic impact.

Votes For Women
Explore the history of women’s suffrage through the stories of leaders like Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, and Inez Milholland on a tour of the Rotunda, National Statuary Hall, and Emancipation Hall.

Indigenous Peoples in Capitol Art
Discover how perceptions of America’s indigenous peoples have changed through the Capitol’s evolving art collection on the CVC’s latest tour.

Heroes of Civil Rights
Explore the interwoven narratives of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Charles Sumner in a tour that covers Emancipation Hall and the Old Senate Chamber. Learn about their pivotal roles in the transition from slavery to civil rights.

Exhibition Hall
Filled with interactive exhibits, the Exhibition Hall is dedicated to telling the story of Congress and the US Capitol.

Democracy Lab
Discover the functions of Congress in this interactive educational space. The gallery’s group activities are tailored for kids aged 8 to 14, offering a hands-on learning experience.

Special Exhibit: Congressional Investigations
Explore past investigations to understand the workings of Congress, the processes involved in its inquiries, and how these often lead to the creation of new laws. Open through July 2024.


US Capitol Visitor Center • Wash, DC (Map)


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