You may have some down time in between congressional meetings and might want to book a tour of the Capitol.
The Capitol Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended for a tour. Visit the schedule a tour page to select a day/time. All tours, programs and activities are free of charge.
Visitors enter the Capitol Visitor Center, which is located underground on the east side of the Capitol. Please leave time to go through security and review the U.S. Capitol’s prohibited items list before your visit.
If a Capitol tour is not within your capacity, you can also obtain a Capitol experience at the Visitor Center by visiting the Exhibition Hall, perusing the Gift Shops, or getting a bite to eat at the Capitol Cafe.
The following picture is an accessible pathway of the Capitol campus, provided by the Architect of the Capitol.