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Planning Your Trip
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Planning Your Trip

Visit the Web pages listed below for information that will help you plan your trip to the Capitol.

Guided Tours of the Capitol

Watching Congress in Session

Dining and Gift Shops

Exhibition Hall (Lower Level)

Hours of Operation

The Capitol Visitor Center is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm., Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Inauguration Day.

Capitol Tour Tips

Listed below are links to information that will help your visit to the Capitol run as smoothly as possible.

Visitor Tips

Safety and Security

Respecting Capitol Art

In the Event of an Evacuation...


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