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

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Black and white portrait of Constantino Brumidi holding an easel and paintbrushes.
Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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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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2008 Capitol Christmas Tree
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday,...

Tours

Free tours of the inside of the historic U.S. Capitol Building begin at the Capitol Visitor Center. Advance reservations are highly recommended either though your Member of Congress or www.visitthecapitol.gov (only a limited number of same-day tickets are available at the Capitol Visitor Center). The Capitol grounds are open 24 hours-a-day every day of the year, with the exception of special events. Other venues on Capitol Hill offer guide-led and self-guided tours including the Library of Congress and Supreme Court.  

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