Accessibility Services

We provide a variety of services for individuals with disabilities, including adaptive tours, sign language interpreting services and wheelchair loans.

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Official Business

Specific information from the U.S. Capitol Police for those coming to the U.S. Capitol campus to attend a Congressional hearing or meeting, wishing to make a delivery, etc.

Get the Details on USCP.gov

Prohibited Items

To ensure the safety and security of the U.S. Capitol campus, certain items are prohibited from being brought into the buildings and grounds.

See the List on USCP.gov

Tours & Events

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) and the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) provide a variety of spaces to explore and programs to attend.

Go to VisitTheCapitol.gov | Go to USBG.gov

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Graphic for Architect of the Capitol Family Resources: Home Activities, Virtual Tours, Videos.

Virtual Resources

Want to Visit Us From Home?

The Architect of the Capitol is delivering virtual Capitol experiences such as field trips, exhibits, videos and student activities.

Virtual Resources

New & Noteworthy

What's Happening

Behind the Scenes

U.S. Capitol Clean-up

The events of January 6 left most of the nation at a standstill, but Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employees immediately went to work, restoring the building and grounds to their proper condition so that Congress could safely reconvene and inaugural preparations could get back on track.
History & Discoveries

Honoring the U.S. Capitol Guides Buried in Congressional Cemetery

Several of the men who first led tours through the U.S. Capitol are buried in Congressional Cemetery. In December 2019, a group from the Capitol Visitor Center Social Committee gathered at the cemetery to place markers on the graves of these guides and learn more about their lives.
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The U.S. Capitol Dome framed by trees in the snow.

Explore the Season

Winter at the U.S. Capitol

Winter on the U.S. Capitol Grounds can be frigid, but there is still beauty to behold throughout the historic landscape. 

Explore Winter