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U.S. Capitol

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The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt...more
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-226-8000
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Reviewed today

With races happening on the weekend most of the area was blocked off and we couldn't get close enough for a good picture. But a must see when you come to DC.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed today

Was worried it would be smaller, very happy to see that it justifies the pictures online. This is a great view from the park, a must see.

Thank 265CurtA
Reviewed today

unfortunally we ran out of time to visit the inside, but just walking around the grounds is a sight to see that will stay with me forever!

Thank Anderl65
Reviewed yesterday

We thought that tours were hard to come by. Wrong! Go to the visitors center and sign up. You can also get gallery passes to the house and senate (if in session) by walking to your reps office and asking for them.

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrange with your U.S. Representative ahead of time for a tour likely provided by an intern. They will provide info you will otherwise miss. And you can skip long lines.... and there are many. If you love this country you owe it to yourself to...More

Thank azdesert1
Reviewed yesterday

Go through your Congressman to get a tour of the Capitol. The tour took us to the floor of Congress. We were in awe. It was so hard to believe we were in the same room where our President gives his State of the Union...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The No food and drink rule is really frustrating. We were headed to the capitol first thing, and while my kids had no intention of eating while in the capitol, I did have food and drink with me - just water and some grapes. We...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The US Capitol building tour was awesome, the best tour that I did during my 5-day visit to DC! The tour was well organized and clearly articulated by our tour guide. There are so many interesting areas in the US Capitol, however I really enjoyed...More

Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 2 days ago

i was impressed with the beautiful style of the building. i knew i was really in dc when i came into dc

Thank flcoppen
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a highlight of the trip next so touring the White House. So mush history. Get your tickets online. They are free so you have a set day and time to go. The tour gives you lots of history.

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Meredith G
25 July 2018|
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Response from Welsh_Bev | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week. You will be made to throw any food and water / drinks away prior to entry. We ate there and it was actually really reasonable. We also bought a hotdog and water at the mall which was under $5 per... More
Kathryn B
27 March 2018|
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Response from Lea N | Reviewed this property |
normally, you can just go to the Capitol and stand in line for vacant tickets if you haven't booked them online. so if you get there later than your tickets say, you'll have to stand in line to get the next available... More
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Eran R
24 November 2017|
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Response from tlp723 | Reviewed this property |
You are able to bring bags in--there are size limitations though so check the website or with your member of Congress' office. No food or snacks at all, empty water bottles are allowed that you can refill at water fountains.