Capitol Tours offered at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.
Capitol Tour Etiquette
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 1783
The first free balloon flight took place in Paris as Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis Francois Laurent d'Arlandes ascended in a Montgolfier hot air balloon. Their flight lasted about 25 minutes and carried them nearly six miles at a height of about 300 feet over Paris.