Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. — The U.S. Capitol Building is set amidst 58.8 acres of winding paths, memorial trees, inviting benches, and beautiful plantings that are changed seasonally. The Capitol Grounds today reflect a plan completed in 1892 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds on their own or take a 45-minute Guide-led outdoor tour, weather permitting. The tours are offered Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. Meet at the North Gift Shop on the upper level of the Capitol Visitor Center. No advance reservations or passes are needed.