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Hours of Operation

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.



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