The seat of the legislative branch of government (Courtesy Destination DC)
The entryway to the U.S. Capitol features exhibits, artifacts, replicas of Capitol Hill, an 11-foot-tall model of the Capitol dome and interactive kiosks. No passes required to enter the center. Guided one-hour Capitol tours (M-Sa 8:50 am-3:20 pm) begin with a 13-minute film. Admission to the House or Senate galleries issued by a constituent’s representative or senator. Limited number of same-day passes at the CVC information desks. M-Sa 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Free.