Can you visit the Capitol without a tour?

Can anyone just walk into the Capitol?

The public entrance to the U.S. Capitol is through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The U.S. Capitol is open to the public for tours Monday – Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Inauguration Day.

Is the capital building open to the public?

WASHINGTON — As it has been for nearly 16 months, longer than any time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Capitol is closed to most public visitors.

Do you need a pass to enter the Capitol building?

Admission and Passes – Admission to the Capitol Visitor Center is free. However, passes are required for tours of the historic Capitol and may be needed for other special events. All visitors to the Capitol are required to go through security screening.

Is the White House open for tours?

Public tours of the White House remain temporarily suspended until further notice. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041.

Can you tour the Pentagon?

The Pentagon, located just outside Washington, DC in Arlington, Va., is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. It is open for official tours through the Pentagon Tours program. Pentagon tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance and no more than 90 days in advance.

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How much does it cost to visit the U.S. Capitol?

Taking a tour of the Capitol Building requires a ticket, which is free but reservations are the only way to guarantee a spot (well, there’s our tour as well). We recommend that you book up to 3 months in advance if you are planning to visit during the peak Spring/Summer touring months.

Can you tour Capitol Hill?

The Capitol Visitor Center welcomes visitors from across the United States and around the world. Identification is not required to enter the Capitol or to enjoy a tour. All tours, programs and activities are free of charge.

Can you visit congressional offices?

The Senate and House Galleries are open to visitors whenever either legislative body is in session; however the Galleries are not included as part of the U.S. Capitol tour. Passes are required to enter the Galleries. Visitors may obtain Gallery passes from the offices of their senators or representative.