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Special events to affect Capitol access and tours, June 24 and 26

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. Because of this ceremony, the second floor of the U.S. Capitol will be unavailable for public and staff-led tours on June 24. In addition, public and staff-led tours will be restricted from the first floor of the U.S. Capitol beginning at 2:30 p.m. Please note that at times during and after this event, the Capitol Police may temporarily restrict access in certain corridors inside the U.S. Capitol.

June 26, 2014 – A ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to President Shimon Peres of Israel will be held in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. Because of this ceremony, the second floor of the U.S. Capitol will be unavailable for public and staff-led tours until 1 p.m. In addition, public and staff-led tours will be restricted from the first floor of the U.S. Capitol while the event is in progress and will reopen at the conclusion of the event at approximately 11 a.m. Please note that at times during and after this event, the Capitol Police may temporarily restrict access in certain corridors inside the U.S. Capitol.

June 24 and 26 – Access to the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) will be unaffected, and visitors will be able to view all areas of the CVC throughout each event. In addition, access to the House Gallery will be unaffected.