Your visit to the historic U.S. Capitol begins as you enter the Capitol Visitor Center—the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol. Through films, exhibits, and tours, you will learn about how Congress works, how this magnificent building was built, and how citizens can participate in this extraordinary experiment called representative democracy.
LOCATION AND HOURS
Location: Below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues
Open to the public: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Official Business: Visitors with official business appointments may enter the Visitor Center as early as 7:15 a.m.
For more information, go to the Capitol Visitor Center website.