Book a Capitol Tour/Chamber Presentation

The tour guides and staff of the Virginia State Capitol are looking forward to your visit. In order that all visitors may have a pleasant and educational Capitol experience, please read carefully the following instructions.

Please provide the following information when making a reservation:

Guided Tours of the Capitol


The Capitol building is open for Guided Tours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the last tour commencing at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, guided tours are available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the last tour commencing at 4:00 p.m. Tours last approximately one hour and are free.

For information and reservations, contact:

Guided Tour reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people.

Chamber Presentations

This unique, one hour program invites students and groups into the Senate or House Chambers to sit at a legislator's desk. After an explanation and discussion of the legislative process, participants are led in a mock session to debate and vote on a bill. Chamber Presentations last approximately one hour and are free.

*Chamber Presentations are not available during the legislative session, which runs from the second Wednesday in January through approximately mid-March. Special legislative sessions also determine availability.

For information and reservations, contact either:

Senate Chamber

Senate Chamber
Senate Legislative Information and Constituent Services (LINCS)
888.892.6948 (toll free)

Senate Chamber presentations are designed for students in grades 4 through 12 who are studying history, government or civics. These presentations are also ideal for adult civic groups and professional organizations. A full presentation requires a minimum of 20 participants. We have 40 Senator seats, and two additional seats for someone to serve as Presiding Officer and Clerk.

House Chamber

House Chamber
House Information & Communications Services (ICS)
877.391.3228 (toll free)

Teacher and Chaperone Guide [PDF]

Etiquette Guide

Please advise your group of the following guidelines:

Arrival, Parking, and Departure


Capitol Use Policies

Capitol Use Guidelines

The Virginia Capitol, one of the most historic structures in the Western Hemisphere, every year welcomes thousands of Virginia citizens and visitors from around the country and throughout the world. The Virginia Capitol is unique among historic sites because it also is a working government building. It is important to respect and safeguard the historic nature of the Capitol as well as preserve the public's access to their government without impeding the day-to-day operations of state government and the conduct of the people's business.

In accordance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, interim rules regarding the Capitol and the Senate and House galleries have been established jointly by the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House at the direction of the General Assembly's Committee on Joint Rules.

Supreme Court of Virginia

Presentations for groups are available by appointment in the main court chamber when the court is not in session.

Supreme Court of Virginia
100 North Ninth Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219