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

History & Discoveries

John Adams' Carriage Ride to Washington D.C., in 1800

President John Adams issued a letter to all federal agencies on May 15, 1800, directing the "removal of the public offices, clerks and papers" from the capital city of Philadelphia. In that single sentence, Adams started the final move of the U.S. government to its permanent home, the newly created city of Washington, in the District of Columbia.
Projects

Olmsted Lanterns Restoration

The large bronze and glass lanterns are mounted on stately sandstone piers with intricately carved sandstone caps.
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.
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The U.S. Capitol Dome framed by cherry blossom trees.

Explore the Season

Spring at the U.S. Capitol

As spring arrives, winter hibernation gives way to the colors, aromas and sounds of flora and fauna.

Explore Spring