The United States Capitol building is one of the world’s most iconic symbols of representative democracy. Not only is it a cherished national landmark, but also a working government building- this is where the United States Congress (Senate & House of Representatives) get things done for the Legislative branch of the Federal government.
The building sits on 58.8 acres of land that include beautifully accessible paths, trees, flowers, benches, and fountains as it intertwines with the National Mall.
On your visit to the Capitol building, you’ll be able to:
- Take a tour of the building including the Rotunda, the Crypt, and the National Statuary Hall (Old Hall of the House).
- Watch Congress in person (advance passes required)
- Visit the Library of Congress (via underground tunnel)
Visitors can enter the US Capitol building through the underground entrance to the Capitol Visitor at the intersection of First Street and East Capitol Street.
US Capitol Map (Outdoor)