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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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Best movie to remind us WHY we passed the civil rights act, the clean air and water act, the disabilities act--there are so many reasons our wonderful government works the way it does and here you can learn about it and take pride in the...More
While in D.C. we had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Capitol and enjoyed all aspects of our visit. The tour guides provide much insight into the history and daily activities of The Capitol.
If you have the chance, you can get gallery passes from...More
The Capital is such a historic place but also a working location for our House if Representatives a d Senate. I didn't realize the first Supreme court was in the building. Abraham Lincoln made the right decision to rebuild after the fire. Contact your representative...More
WE got there to late to get inside, and I understand getting inside doesn't always happen. The Capitol Police were very nice, answered our questions. It was late and getting cold, so I hope to see it when I have more time.
Our tour guide was from NJ and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Reservations can be made when you are there or made ahead of time. We had no problem getting a tour promptly with no advanced reservations. The tour started off with a brief...More
I visited during security meetings in DC
Great place - unbelievable how well maintained it is - and took some time to speak with guards - they spend day and night keeping the area safe
Great place to visit
The impressive capital building is a must see when in Washington. The impressive building gives a glimpse of US history. The impressive senate and house floors are an interesting visit, however a shame that we weren’t able to see them in session.
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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
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 person. Hope this helps x
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
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 tickets. When we were there in February, we did it the other way round. We went on an earlier tour that day than originally booked just by waiting in line for available tickets. It's worth a try.
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.