Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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The Rosa Parks bronze statue weighs 600 pounds and the granite pedestal, partially hollowed out inside, weighs 2,100 pounds. The pedestal is made of Raven Black granite and inscribed simply with her name and life dates, “Rosa Parks/1913–2005.
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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AOC employee working on touching up columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you're in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol...

Capitol Visitor Center

Capitol Visitor Center

A Visitor Guide helps a child at the Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day. The Visitor Center is led by Beth Plemmons, CEO for Visitor Services.

Contact information for the Capitol Visitor Center is listed below:

Main Number: 202.226.8000

Mailing Address:

United States Capitol
Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC 20510

For more information on the Capitol Visitor Center please visit: http://visitthecapitol.gov/ or learn about the history of the Capitol Visitor Center here.