School Tours of the Capitol

Field trips to the U.S. Capitol can be powerful learning experiences.

detail from the Capitol rotunda

The Capitol is open to school groups for guided tours only. Tours are conducted 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. The Capitol is not available for tours on Sundays.

You may want to include additional time in your schedule to view the House and Senate Chamber galleries and to visit your representative and / or senators’ offices. The gallery of the Senate Chamber is open to visitors when the Senate is in session. The House of Representatives Chamber gallery is open to visitors when the House is in session and additionally 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday when the House is not in session. Gallery passes may be obtained from the office of your senators or representative. Use the Find your Representative feature in the banner by entering your ZIP code or view by state. Find your senator on the Senate website.

For more information and to reserve a tour, visit the Capitol Visitor Center website.