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NOTE:  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Capitol Building and Congressional Office Buildings remain closed to the public. 

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

Tours of the U.S. Capitol can be booked several ways. U.S. residents can go directly through the offices of their Representative or Senators. These Congressional offices typically offer their own staff-led tours and most can assist in reserving a general tour. You can locate your representative here or your senators here

Tours can also be arranged directly through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) using an online reservation system. To make a reservation, please visit

The guided tours originate in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, and begin with an orientation film that discusses the Founding Fathers’ efforts to establish our representative democracy, as well as illustrates the construction of the historic U.S. Capitol. On the tour, visitors will see the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.  

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

Tours of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building are offered without prior reservations. Tours occur every hour, Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. On federal holidays, the first tour begins at 9:30 a.m. Please visit the Jefferson Building Ground Floor Information Desk for tour availability at least 20 minutes prior to tour time.