Tour of the U.S. Capitol
This tour is limited to Harvard Club members and their guests. Please bring a driver's license or other valid Government issued ID
The U.S. Capitol Tour includes the historical chambers that Congress has previously occupied as well as other ceremonial rooms: National Statuary Hall, the Rotunda, Crypt, and Old Supreme Court Chamber. With a bit of luck, we may be able to access the Speaker's Balcony which is usually closed on Saturdays.
Our tour guide will be Virginia Tiernan AB '22. Ms. Tiernan graduated from The Episcopal School of Dallas in May of 2017 and is currently on a gap year in D.C. before starting her undergraduate studies at Harvard this fall. Her first semester in D.C. involved an internship with Senator John Cornyn (natural for a native Texan) and spending my time doing very similar work (correspondence, Capitol tours, and assisting legislative policy staff) in a U.S. House leadership office. Her year off from the academic world has prepared her more for a future finance career, and she looks forward to the opportunities available in both the business and government departments at Harvard.
Please enter the building through the Capitol Visitor Center, located underground on the east side of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street. We will meet at the Statue of Freedom (the large white statue in front of Exhibition Hall--the largest statue in the room). Children are allowed on the tour and everyone will have to go through security once they arrive at the Capitol Visitor's Center.