Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

News, Tips & Bargains

U.S. Capitol Closed to Tourists 2 Hours Early

March 26, 2000

Reversing a 3-year-old practice, the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., is being closed to tourists at 6 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. this year. The National Tour Assn. Inc., which represents more than 600 tour operators in the U.S., has protested the new hours.

Ted Daniel, director of visitor services for the Capitol, said Congress' Capitol Guide Board made the change based on "available personnel, visitation and security and safety needs." He said the 6-to-8-p.m. period was not "a particularly heavy use time" although he did not provide figures. The new hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., apply March 1 to Aug. 31. For recorded information on visiting the Capitol, call (202) 225-6827.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|