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Washington, DC US Capitol Building
US Capitol Building
Category: Attractions
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC, 20004 202-226-8000

Visit the Center of Democracy At the US Capitol Building

The United States Capitol is more than just a working office building. It is also a monument that stands as one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Visitors can witness democracy in action when the U.S. congress is in session, take a guided tour to learn about the history of the building and enjoy refreshments throughout the day at the US Capitol Building's own restaurant, located on the lower level.


Prices -

Admission to the Capitol Visitor Center is free. However, passes are required for tours of the historic Capitol and other special events. All visitors to the Capitol are required to go through security screening.

Hours -

The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day.


  • Art & Architecture Tours
  • Live Congressional Sessions
  • Exhibition Hall


  • Historical Architecture
  • Capitol Visitor's Center
  • Education
  • US Legislative Activities
  • Outdoor Walking Tours
  • Family Programs


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