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Capitol and Congress During the Civil War Tour

Event Location: 
Capitol Visitor Center
Black and white photograph of Union Troops lined up in front of the Capitol in 1861

Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a special tour, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, entitled "Capitol and the Congress During the Civil War," is offered Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. With stops at the Old Supreme Court Chamber and other important areas at the Capitol, this tour will explore how the Capitol was used during the Civil War, critical debates that took place during the Civil War, and key judicial decisions made during this time period. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this tour at one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center.

For more information about special tours at the Capitol visit: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities.

 

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