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Visiting the Capitol Galleries

The galleries of the Senate and the House of Representatives are open  to view whenever either body is in session.  Gallery passes obtained from the office of your Senator or Representative are always required to visit the galleries.

Senate Gallery

The line for entry to the Senate Gallery is at the North side of the Capitol.

Houses of Representatives Gallery

The line for entry to the House of Representatives Gallery is found at the South side of the Capitol.

International Visitors to the Gallery

International visitors are always welcome to view a session of the Senate or House, and should enter through the House of Representatives Gallery line.  Capitol Guide Service personnel issue international gallery passes inside the South Screening Facility.



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