The CVC jurisdiction manages the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Completed in 2008, the facility serves as the main entrance for those visiting the U.S. Capitol Building.
The facility offers a welcoming and educational atmosphere for visitors to learn about the unique characteristics of the House, the Senate and the legislative process, as well as the history and development of the architecture and art of the U.S. Capitol. It provides exhibits, a restaurant, two orientation theaters, a large auditorium and two gift shops to enhance the visitor experience. More than 24 million people from around the world have visited the CVC since its opening.
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day.