U.S. Capitol Building

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. All tours of the building are guided, and identification is not required. Find a way to book your tour below.



Hours of Operation:

Address: First St SE, Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: (202) 226-8000

Admission: Free

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Visitor Guidelines

General Etiquette
Prohibited Items

Prior to entering the Capitol Visitor Center, all visitors are screened by a magnetometer and all itemes permitted inside are screened by an x-ray device. The following items are scrictly prohibited in the U.S. Capitol: