Book a Tour

To visit areas of the Capitol beyond the Capitol Visitor Center, you must make a reservation in advance. Note that tour schedules can fill up quickly, so it is advisable to book your tour well in advance of your visit.

Guided tours of the historic Capitol begin at the orientation theaters with a 13-minute film, "Out of Many, One," which will take you on a journey through our country's struggle to establish the world's first truly representative democracy and introduce you to the magnificent building that houses our Congress.

Information for Individuals, Families, and Small Groups

There are several ways to book a tour of the Capitol.

U.S. residents can go directly through the offices of their Representative or Senators. Many Congressional offices offer their own staff-led tours to constituent groups of up to 15 people, and most can assist you in booking a general tour. Use the buttons below to locate and contact a Representative or Senate office for a tour.


Tours can also be arranged directly through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center using an online reservation system.  Click the button below to reserve your tour date and time.

Group Tours

Icon for Tour GroupTour Services and organizations with large groups can use the online reservation system for their group reservations.

Tour Passes

Icon of a TicketA limited number of passes are available each day at the Information Desks in Emancipation Hall on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center.