The Capitol is a working office building. Please act accordingly.
Please use your indoor voice while in the building.
Please do not run in the building. Use stairs and escalators with caution.
Keep to your scheduled tour and lunch times.
Be attentive to your guide's instructions at all times. Stay together as a group, especially when moving from one area to the next.
Silence your cell phone while on tour.
Roped off areas are off limits.
Do not block doorways or hallways.
Food and beverages are prohibited on tour and in the Interactive Welcome Center.
Enjoy your Capitol tour!
On this day in 1825
John Elgar launched the iron steamboat “Codorus” in the Susquehanna River at Accomac. This is recognized as the first metal hull vessel built in the United States and was constructed in York at the shop of Davis, Gartner, and Webb.