Regular Operating Schedule
The Capitol Guide Service conducts free guided tours of the Capitol Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Capitol is unavailable for tours on Sundays.
The first public tour begins each day at 9:30 A.M. and the last at 3:30 PM. Tours last approximately thirty to forty minutes.
The Capitol is closed to the public on the following Federal holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Occasionally, a special event – such as a visit by a head of state – may temporarily suspend guided tours.
Please call the Guide Service’s recorded information line at 202-225-6827 for recorded information on any possible special events.