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Join the SAME DC Post for an exciting program featuring a welcome from Joe Yates, P.E., Superintendent, House Office Buildings - Architect of the Capitol, a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building, followed by a networking happy hour on Tuesday, April 9, 3 pm - 7 pm.


SAME DC Post: Welcome + U.S. Capitol Tour + Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U.S. Capitol Building
South Side Meeting Restaurant Room
+ Happy Hour at Bullfeathers

Join the Architect of the Capitol staff for a brief welcome, followed a professionally guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building featuring the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall (note: the tour will not include the Senate and House Galleries and tours are subject to change.) Join the SAME DC Post as we finish our event with a networking happy hour at Bullfeathers nearby, with cash bar and the DC Post providing food for the group (ticket cost covers happy hour and event coordination). This event is limited to 75 attendees and the tour will be split into two concurrent touring groups. All participants must register to attend the tour and happy hour. ***New*** Thank you to our sponsors - each ticket now receives one drink ticket at the happy hour event!


3:00 pm - Welcome from Joe Yates, P.E., Superintendent, House Office Buildings - the Architect of the Capitol,
3:30 pm - Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building
5:00 pm - Networking Happy Hour at Bullfeathers On The Hill


U.S. Capitol Building
1st Street SE
South Side Meeting Restaurant Room
Washington, DC 20515

Bullfeathers On The Hill (Happy Hour)
410 1st Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


Getting to Capitol Hill:

There are three metro stops near the U.S. Capitol Building:

Please arrive early to go through security. The U.S. Capitol Building Visitors Center is very busy and there may be large groups going through security at the same time as our large group of 75. Arriving 45minutes early will ensure that you will be able to go through security and be ready for our 3:00 pm start with the Welcome from Joe Yates, Superintendent, House Office Buildings - Architect of the Capitol.

See below for U.S. Capitol Visitor Guidelines for health and safety requirements and prohibited items BEFORE registering for this event.


$55 - SAME Members (any Post)

$45 - Government / Fully Retired / SAME Young Professional (age 39 or younger)

$75 - Non-Member

$150 - Sponsorship + Ticket

No walk-in tickets are available for this event.



This event is non-refundable, but transfers will be accepted until Friday, April 5 at noon ET. Note, you may purchase a refund option at check out. Please review the refund policy prior to purchasing the extra option. Send transfer requests to Bree Beal, [email protected].

If this program sells out, please add your name to the waitlist at that time.


In return for your generosity in sponsoring this event, you will receive logo placement on the event registration page and your logo prominently displayed on all social media, event emails, and at the Networking Happy Hour event. Sponsorship benefits begin as soon as we receive your firm's logo and payment. Sponsorship also includes one (1) ticket to the event with the ticket holder's name is collected during sponsorship registration. Sponsorship is non-refundable, but tickets may be transferred until Friday, April 5 at noon ET. Send your logo to Bree Beal, [email protected].

Document Delivery

All participants will receive digital document delivery of program handouts and opt-in attendee list. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list.


The Architect of the Capitol is the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the U.S. Capitol Complex, comprising of 18.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 570 acres of land, and thousands of works of art throughout Capitol Hill. It is an agency of the legislative brance fo the federal government and is accountable to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. The agency has over 2,400 employees and an annual budget of $788 million. The Capitol Complex is home to 30,000 daily occupants and hosts about 5 million visitors annually.

***U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Guidelines***


Please review the Health Screening Inventory found here ( before arrival at the Capitol on the day of your visit.  If you answered “yes” to any of the questions or are not feeling well, please reschedule your visit.  (The document is for your information, you do not have to fill it out or bring it with you for the visit.)  Visitors are encouraged to wash and sanitize hands during their visit.  Hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facilities.  Individuals may wear a mask during their visit if desired as an optional item during “green” Covid 19 CDC Community Level conditions.  Mask wear (KN95 or N95) is required during “orange” level conditions.

Before entering the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, all visitors are screened by a magnetometer, and all items that are permitted inside the building are screened by an x-ray device. Visitors should keep their belongings with them at all times as unattended items may result in a disruption of service at the Capitol.

While certain exceptions for medical needs can be made, the following items are strictly prohibited:

Security Screening for Visitors with Disabilities, Medical Conditions, Medical Devices, or Medications please click here ( for more information.


Please review additional visitor guidelines prior to the U.S. Capitol Building Tour here ( These guidelines are essential to preserving the building, its collection of artworks, maintaining security and safety requirements and to providing a safe working environment for the AOC staff that is free of discrimination, including harassment.



Please contact SAME DC Programs, Bree Beal and Lisa Krowne at [email protected].


Sponsorship for the after-tour SAME DC Post Networking Happy Hour is available for this program. Sponsorship includes 1 ticket to the Welcome, U.S. Capitol Building Tour, and Happy Hour event at BullFeathers On The Hill. Please purchase sponsorship as a ticket to this event with the ticket holder information.

Sponsorship Director, Michael Galante at [email protected]



General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that the U.S. Capitol is subject to temporary suspension of tours. In the case of cancellation by Architect of the Capitol Staff, we will reschedule the event with an option for a full refund to all registered participants.

Item Transfer Policy

Tranfers will be accepted with original ticket holder name and email with registration details and must be requested in writing to Bree Beal, [email protected], NLT Friday, April 5 at 12:00 pm (noon) ET.

Age Restriction

Cash bar. All attendees must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. Non-alcoholic beverages and appetizer snacks will also be available at the networking happy hour.