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

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Old Senate Chamber designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, this room was home to the U.S. Senate from 1819 until 1859 and later to the U.S. Supreme Court from 1860-1935.
Located north of the Capitol Rotunda is the richly decorated Old Senate...

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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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Yellow flowers in front of the Capitol Building
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Outdoor view of Capitol Grounds with a blue sky in the background
Take an outdoor walking tour of the U.S Capitol Monday through Saturday at 1 p....

Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

Getting Here

Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.

Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other buildings on Capitol Hill are easily accessible via multiple public transportation centers. Parking on Capitol Hill is very limited and it is recommended that visitors utilize public transportation when possible.

To assist in planning your visit, below are a few additional resources regarding traveling to Capitol Hill.

Important Information for Your Visit
Located across Capitol Hill are the buildings and grounds of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. Most of the buildings and grounds, such as the U.S. Capitol, are open and free to the public. However, for public safety, many buildings have restrictions on items that may be brought into the buildings.

Public Transportation

  • North Side of Capitol Hill (Senate Office Buildings)
    The north side of Capitol Hill is best reached via metro or rail through Union Station.
  • South Side (House Office Buildings)
    The south side of Capitol Hill is best reached via the Capitol South Metro.
  • East Side (Capitol Visitor Center, Supreme Court, Library of Congress)
    The Capitol Building rests at the center of Capitol Hill. The public entrance to the Capitol is through the Capitol Visitor Center, located beneath the East Plaza of the Capitol. This approach is served by the DC Circulator bus, and can be reached via Union Station or Capitol South Metro. For more information about the DC Circulator Bus visit www.dccirculator.com.
  • West Side (U.S. Botanic Garden, Capitol Grounds Monuments, National Mall)
    The west side of the Capitol Building is next to the National Mall. The nearest Metro station is Federal Center Southwest.

For more information on the Metro system in Washington, D.C. visit www.wmata.com.

Travel to Washington, D.C.
For information on travel to Washington, D.C. the following are the major transportation providers to the Washington metropolitan area.

Air
http://www.mwaa.com/

Rail
http://www.amtrak.com/

Metro (subway and city bus)
http://www.wmata.com/

Access to the Capitol Visitor Center:
For more detailed information on getting to the Capitol Visitor Center visit: http://visitthecapitol.gov/visit/getting_to_the_capitol/