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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.