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The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the nation's highest judiciary body and was used by the Court from 1810 until 1860. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, it was a significant architectural achievement, for the size and structure of its vaulted, semicircular ceiling were virtually unprecedented in the United States.
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the...

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Visitor Guide Gives Tour of Rotunda
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Photo of Dr. Novy giving a tour.
Join USBG Executive Director Dr. Ari Novy on an expedition through the...

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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

Learn about the history of the Capitol Visitor Center or go to visitthecapitol.gov for more details.