The Dome and Rotunda restoration projects mark important milestones in our ongoing efforts to preserve our infrastructure, enhance the beauty of our historic buildings and improve safety and security for all employees and visitors.
We are pleased to report that work to restore the U.S. Capitol Rotunda is in the final phase. In order to facilitate the project's completion, the Rotunda will be temporarily closed following the final tour on Saturday, July 23, to safely remove scaffolding. We anticipate public and staff-led tours to the Rotunda will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
The Capitol Visitor Center is open during the closure of the Rotunda and will offer special activities which do not require advance reservations. Visitors may also explore the U.S. Capitol Rotunda while it's closed by using the Rotunda app to:
The Rotunda app is available to download using the buttons below. Links to this app and others can also be found on the Capitol Visitor Center apps page.