Art & History

Virtual Tours

Learn more about the House of Representatives by taking these virtual tours.

The Old House Chamber

The Splendid Hall
The Splendid Hall, an exhibit about the Old House Chamber, was located in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The original exhibit, designed by Research and Design Associates, was prepared by the Office of the Bicentennial of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Architect of the Capitol to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives. Take this virtual tour to learn about the original meeting place of the House of Representatives.

Statuary Hall — A History
The completion of the present House wing in 1857 allowed the House of Representatives to move from Splendid Hall into its new and larger chamber. Today, statues representing each state line the walls and adorn the areas surrounding the Splendid Hall, now known as Statuary Hall. Take this virtual tour to learn about the historic evolution of the Old House Chamber.

The House Chamber Today

The House Chamber
Take a closer look at the different areas of the House Chamber, including the Speaker’s Rostrum, the House Floor, and the Press Gallery, and learn about the activities that take place in each area.

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Visiting the Capitol
Tour information and maps of the Capitol complex.

Kids in the House
Learn about the Clerk, the Capitol, and Congress.