Our Office can assist you in booking tours of the United States Capitol Building. Although getting into the Capitol does require tickets, the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact our office for more information and for assistance in booking these tours. Please be sure to include the dates of your trip and the number of people who would like to join the tour. Staff-guided tours may be possible for weekday visitors. For Saturday visitors, all tours will be led by the professional CVC guides.
Please note that when visiting the Capitol Building, there are certain items that are prohibited from the facility. For a full list of these items please click here. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office.
Constituents can also book their own Capitol tours by visiting the CVC’s website and creating an account.
If you are interested in visiting the Senate gallery to see our government “in action,” please stop by my Washington office in 328 Hart Senate Office Building to get passes. The Senate Gallery opens 30 minutes prior to the Senate coming into session and will remain open until adjournment each day. When the Senate is not in session, the gallery will be open from 8:30am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.
On the day of your tour, please arrive at the CVC (First St. NE) about 20 minutes before the start of your tour and present your tour confirmation to the ticket desk. They will give you the necessary badges and administer the tour.
Below is a virtual tour of the building courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol: