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Tour Buses

The following security measures are part of continued efforts by the U.S. Capitol Police to enhance security within the Capitol complex. These measures are precautionary, and are not predicated on any known threats. VIEW TOUR BUS ROUTE.

All commercial buses are prohibited from accessing the following areas on U.S. Capitol Grounds. This does not affect public transit buses, or sight seeing trolleys:

  • Independence Ave., between Washington Ave., SW and 2nd Street, SE
  • Constitution Ave., between Louisiana Ave., NW and 2nd Street, NE
  • 1st Street between D Street, NE and D Street, SE
  • 1st Street between Maryland Ave., and Independence Ave., SW
  • 2nd Street between D Street, NE and D Street, SE

Tour bus operators must adhere to the following vehicle regulations:

Tour buses may ENTER U.S. Capitol Grounds at:

  • 3rd and Maryland Ave., SW
  • 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Tour buses may EXIT U.S. Capitol Grounds at:

  • 3rd and Maryland Ave., SW
  • 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave., NW
  • 1st and Louisiana Ave., NW

LOADING and UNLOADING of passengers MUST occur at the east curb of:

  • 1st and Maryland Ave., SW (east curb of Garfield Circle)
  • 1st St., SW/NW between Pennsylvania and Maryland Avenues
  • 1st and Pennsylvania Ave., NW (east curb of Peace Circle)

Traversing Constitution Avenue, Independence Avenue or First Street and Second Street, NE/SE in front of the U.S. Capitol is prohibited. Tour bus standing, idling or parking is not permitted. Vehicular Security Checkpoints may be activated at any time without notice. Please follow police directions, posted street signs, and/or illuminated message boards to facilitate your visit to the U.S. Capitol.

Additional recorded information can be obtained by calling the U.S. Capitol Police Bulletin Board at 1.877.872.7111 or by emailing askuscp@uscp.gov.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

Prepared by:
Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
United States Capitol Police
Public Information Office