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Official Business Building Access & Hours

U.S. Capitol & U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The public entrance to the U.S. Capitol is through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

The U.S. Capitol is open to the public Monday – Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visitors with official business appointments may enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center beginning at 7:15 a.m.



Congressional Office Buildings

House Office Buildings (Cannon, Ford, Longworth, Rayburn)
Open to the public Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Senate Office Buildings (Dirksen, Hart, Russell)
Open to the public Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Library of Congress Buildings

Thomas Jefferson Building
Open to the public Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

James Madison Memorial Building
Open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays is reserved for researchers, staff, and those attending special programs.

John Adams Building
Open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays is reserved for researchers, staff, and those attending special programs.

Please visit https://www.loc.gov/visit for more information on visiting the Library of Congress.

 

Accessibility Services

The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety of services for individuals with disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to, wheelchair loans, sign language interpreting services, and more. The OCAS can assist with questions regarding accessibility issues in the U.S. Capitol, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate.

For detailed information about the many services available and/or questions, please visit https://www.aoc.gov/accessibility-services or contact OCAS at (202) 224-4048 (Voice) or (202) 224-4049 (TTY).