The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.


The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
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"Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, . . . April 19, 1866," wood engraving by Frank Dielman, Harper's Weekly, May 12, 1866
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Outdoor Walking Tour

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Capitol Visitor Center
Tulips with the Capitol in the background.

Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., join a 50-minute outdoor guided tour exploring the Capitol building and grounds, weather permitting.

Meet outside of the Visitor Center near the bottom of the north ramp to the entrance. No passes or reservations are needed.

For a complete list of special activities with the Capitol Visitor Center, go to visitthecapitol.gov.

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