What items are prohibited?
Before arriving for a tour of the U.S. Capitol, there some items prohibited from the building. Visitors are not allowed to bring liquids of any kind (including water), food or beverages, any bag larger than 18" wide x 14" high x 8.5" deep, aerosol cans or weapons of any kind. To visit the Senate or House viewing galleries, visitors are not allowed to bring electronic devices, smartphones, cameras or recording devices of any kind. Checkstands are available to safely store these items while visiting the gallery.