Lying in State at the U.S. Capitol

On Friday, August 31, 2018, Senator McCain will lie in state at the United States Capitol, where the senator’s family, colleagues, staff and the public will honor his life and service. At approximately 11:00am ET, a ceremony will take place in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda honoring the life and service of Senator McCain.

At the conclusion of the formal ceremony the public is invited to pay their respects as Senator McCain lies in state for the remainder of the day.

All visitors must enter through the Capitol Visitor Center and will be directed to the Rotunda to pay their respects to Senator McCain from approximately 2:00pm ET to 8:00pm ET. Any visitor in line by 8:00pm ET will able to enter the Capitol to pay their respects to Senator McCain.