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U.S. Capitol

East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-226-8000
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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, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We contacted Mark Sanford's office before we came and had a great tour with Cameron. Call or email your representative if you're on the way up here and they can arrange a private tour for you. Saw plenty and learned a lot!

Thank Stephbrown19
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went in without a reservation , no problem in this time of the years. we got a great guide very informative and helpful. You have a coat storage free making the visit more comfortable. From there you can go thru the tunnel to visit...More

Thank TripleC_6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great half hour or so tour of the Capitol. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and answered everyone’s questions. Tip - if you are not a US Citizen you can ask to sit in on Congress or the Senate! We did and...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were part of a private group that were able to visit the Senate Chamber to listen to Steve Scalise speak. The speech was amazing and the history of that room was overwhelming

Thank banzal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think this was my favourite place to visit. I did no research about this place but I was so pleased I got a tour, sat and listened in the senate and the House of Representatives. So honoured to hear Congressman Sam Johnson speak about...More

Thank HomeandAway22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got my first after hours tour of the Capital Building. Ther eis so much to see and learn inside that building. No matter how much you think you know about the building and workings; there is much more once you get inside and hear about...More

Thank O2006
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit in Washington we had the oportunity to visit the US Capitol. It is the highest building in Washington. It is very interesting. There are a lot of staues, ceiling paintings, rooms with different articles and there is also a very pleasent guide....More

Thank kdeli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

45 min tour with headphones so you can hear your guide, but they show you very little, statues and the dome. I’d love to have seen more of the behind the scenes areas.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

US Capitol was instantly recognizable from a distance with its unique dome. It is a really pretty white building where we were allowed to stroll in the grounds. There were nice Cherry blossom trees which made for good photography. We even got a chance to...More

Thank SerendipityIndia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see place! We were lucky that this is low season, and got immediately tour tickets. Even then, you can still see that a lot of people are attracted to this place with very good reason. The tour takes you a good hour and brings...More

Thank kwiks2015
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Eran R
24 November 2017|
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Response from Jenn1115 | Reviewed this property |
No - but you can carry a purse in the Capitol
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apatriot73
30 September 2017|
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Response from isthatright | Reviewed this property |
It's worth a shot. The tour of the Capitol that I booked online was a little disappointing. It's very crowded and VERY noisy but the main problem was we didn't get to actually see the the floor of the Senate or the House... More
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apatriot73
28 September 2017|
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Response from AntoAshllian | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure I understand your question.but you can only visit the capitol building with a tour.you cant do it on your own. Groups are small, the guide only speaks english and you cant separate from him. You cant wonder... More
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