The Primary Mission of the United States Capitol Historical Society is two-fold:

  • educate people across the country about our system of government
  • to preserve the historic treasures and traditions of this great symbol of democracy.

Since the Society was founded in 1962, and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1978, it has strived to shine a light for all to see on this building and what it stands for.


Tourism Industry Members

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is proud to partner with the organizations and companies that bring visitors to the Nation’s Capital, and provide the tours and programs that educate and accommodate visitors while they are in the Washington area. Several of these organizations and companies have asked to affiliate with USCHS through recognition as a Tourism Industry member.


Why be a Tourism Industry Member?

Part of the USCHS mission is to assist any organization that needs help in bringing visitors to the Capitol, or wants to provide a program or experience related to the history of the Capitol and the Congress. The members recognized as Tourism Industry Members in return are proud to provide extra support for the programs and activities of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.


To join as a Tourism Industry Member of USCHS, Please Contact:


Director of Public Programs and Chief Guide
202-543-8919 x17

Development Coordinator and Tours Manager
202-543-8919 x13

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