March 4, 2019, is the last day to visit Exhibition Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center before the space undergoes renovations.

Stop by soon to see:

  • The gavel George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the Capitol more than 225 years ago;
  • The Lincoln Table, crafted from cast iron used to build the Capitol Dome and used for President Lincoln's second inauguration. You can see the picture of that inauguration with this table too;
  • A touchable, built-to-scale model of the Capitol Dome;
  • The Separation of Powers exhibit featuring the War Powers Resolution, President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, and the House resolution of impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.

During the renovation period, the Capitol Visitor Center will continue to offer a full calendar of tours and programs.

Recent News

Noteworthy Updates

Public Notice

Spring 2020 Issue of Tholos Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employee magazine, Tholos, is now available. Article themes include Doing Good, By the Numbers, Before & After, Employee Highlights, Spotlight on Safety, Beyond the Dome, and AOC Gratitude.
Public Notice

AOC Offers Family Resources for Distance Learning and Virtual Visits

The Architect of the Capitol is delivering virtual Capitol experiences to those unable to visit because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Resources for students and families learning from home are grouped into elementary, middle school and high school levels. There are also virtual field trips and online exhibits.