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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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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.