Washington, D.C. - Capitol Hill (United States Capitol Building)

The home of United States Congress (House of Representatives and Senate).
You can take the 45-minute U.S. Capitol tour offered from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 
The tour includes the Rotunda of the Capitol and National Statuary Hall.  

You can get tickets to the tour of the United States Capitol Building on the same day if available or make reservations online for your particular time and date.
Book a Tour of the Capitol Building

After the tour, visit the Exhibition Hall, dedicated to telling the story of the U.S. Congress and the building of the Capitol. 
The Exhibition Hall features documents and artifacts, videos, touchable models, and computer Interactives.

If Congress is in session, visitors may see them in the gallery.
-Additional Passes are required and may be obtained from your Representative or Senators. 
   • HOR - Book Capitol Building tour through the office of your Representative
   • Senate  - Book a Capitol Building tour through the offices of your Senators
-International visitors may inquire about passes at the House or Senate Appointment desks in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Address The United States Capitol Building is located at East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
Admission Fee Admission is Free to the United States Capitol Building.   Open 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

Passes are required for tours of the United States Capitol Building and may be needed for other special events. All visitors to the Capitol are required to go through security screening.

Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building need to be scheduled in advance through the Advance Reservation System or through the office of one of your Senators or your Representative.
Capitol Building Visitors Hours and Info
Getting There To get to the United States Capitol Building by DC Metro:

Take the blue, or orange line to L'Enfant Plaza (The closest Metrorail stop)
Take the Mall Exit
• Union Station
• Capitol South
• Federal Center, SW
All are walking distance

Capitol Building directions and parking information


Take the DC Circulator bus if you are around the National Mall area. 
It is economical, convenient, and saves you from way too much walking. 
DC Circulator Bus Info - National Mall loop
Recommendations Plan ahead, request several months ahead if you are ordering your ticket online to the United States Capitol Building!  If congress is in session, it is worth the extra effort to get tickets for the gallery.

Please be advised that Security is strict and - no food/ drink

If you have time, combine with tours of  the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Website US Capitol Building - Visitor Center Website