Things to do in Capitol Hill

Top 10 Things to Do in Capitol Hill, Washington DC

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  • AussieWombats
    320340651 contributions
    If you want to partake in an inside tour, book prior to travelling; advanced reservations are required. Then, be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your time to get through security and to obtain your ticket/label inside. By memory drinks are not allowed so empty those drink bottles prior to reaching the security point. Depending on the time of day the line to security can be quite long and it is outside so be sure to have a hat if sunny and hot. The tour is excellent. It begins with a video documenting the history of the Capitol Building with an American audience in mind, and this is followed by a tour led by a guide. Put your headphones on immediately so that you can hear your guide as there are multiple tours happening at any on time. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and open to questions. There is not a lot of time spent in any one space so be sure to have your camera ready to take photos as there is no going back. Well worthwhile.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • BT00001
    Chicago, IL241 contributions
    A must on anyone’s trip to DC. It’s free and very impressive. Get tickets online. A patriot and impressive event. The marines do a great job. Not too long either.
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Jemailmtn
    Dillon, CO218 contributions
    This is a good sized market with a variety of things. Fun to walk around and do some shopping. Fresh produce was great. Would recommend this location.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • henryg984
    Houston, TX38 contributions
    Compared to other city’s “China Town” , other than the gate, there was not much of China Town feel. The area offer some great eating options and walkable to tourist sites.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • hoferge
    Denver, CO8 contributions
    Visited in Jan 2020. It sounds like a large portion of the museum are being renovated so only one main room was open to tour. Still, it was interesting to learn about how it was built and see a select number of very old Shakespeare items.

    More than the building and Foundation, I attended mainly to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor,”’which was produced with great comedy and and setting in the 1970s. A very memorable night. It is playing through Feb 2020.

    Easy to walk to from the subway.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • hsbvim
    Dublin, OH1,194 contributions
    You must register to book this tour in advance, and the treasury.gov web site clearly states in bold print "everyone must have a photo I.D. to gain admittance to the building on the date of their scheduled tour." Nevertheless, one couple who came for the tour did not bring their photo I.D. - no admittance for them, and we weren't in the least bit sorry for them.

    The docent told us that we could not take photos in any of the rooms but it was okay to take photos of the hallways. That made sense in the offices, but some of the meeting rooms had nice furnishings that would have been nice to photograph.

    We found our docent to be quite knowledgeable and able to answer almost any question our group had. We certainly learned a lot about past Secretaries of the Treasury. I only had issue with one of the docent's answers. She said that the 1963B Joseph Barr notes were rare. That is hardly the case. Despite Barr's short three-month tenure, there were 458,880,000 of these $1 notes printed!

    Our tour lasted about one and on-half informative hours.
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Anywhere Girl
    2 contributions
    I wasn't sure what to expect, but booked a Sunday 1 pm tour, paid $5 online and took my chances. I don't usually enjoy guided tours, but was delighted by Hoff's very personal walk around the cemetery. He shared history, personal reflections and interesting perspectives as we walked under the snowing cherry trees. It was a chance to reflect on life's seasons and a very unexpected oasis in the city. I hlghly recommend a visit. And bring a picnic.
    Written 25 April 2021
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  • andrew l
    Morrisville, PA163 contributions
    In DC for Valentine's Weekend; what a light-hearted show!

    Unlike many Shakespeare performances set in old English, with similar costumes, this version was set in the hippie style of the 1970's. Oh, how perfect for us early baby-boomers - the music of our generation (and thank god I never dressed that way) that made a sleaze like Sir John Falstaff a sleaze thru the ages!

    You all know the play, so instead let me mention how the actors / actresses at Folgers put on an excellent performance. Bravo & Huzzah!!
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA4,149 contributions
    My husband and I attended. IN Series' production of A Fairy Queen; I was so impressed. This venue is excellent for small opera productions. The acoustics are terrific, the stadium seating was comfortable, intimate and provided unobstructed views. I would term it brilliant and will certainly return. The only caveat: parking can be a challenge.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA7,346 contributions
    As a Californian, journeying to the Sunshine State can be an arduous task. But it's one I happily make. Visiting this slice of Florida in DC was a breath of tropical breeze on a wintry January day, when I was missing Key West.

    I was given a cup of Florida orange juice by a staffer as we walked through the house. An exhibit of cowboy art was on, which I enjoyed, having just been to Las Vegas for the national finals.

    I remarked to my guide that I'd written my congressperson, suggesting the Golden State open a similar venue. They agreed it would be a great move!
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • Nole56
    Orlando, FL86 contributions
    This is the headquarters of our national prosecution as well as related matters. While you might disgree with individual decisions, the employees are well trained and educated.
    Written 6 November 2018
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  • Jiang H
    Washington DC, DC12 contributions
    A lovely place but not much to do. Have your expectation low and you'll find it interesting. Must be more beautiful in warmer seasons.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • VanessaRoad
    North Wales, UK4,936 contributions
    We found The fridge street art gallery in The Lonely Planet Unusual things to do in Washington DC. It said it was hard to find. We ended going on to 9th street and finding the alley from that side!! Alex Goldstein talked to us about his collection, some of which are on the walls. His father was an artist and some of his sculptures are in the gallery. Alex had been a graffiti artist in his youth. The idea of the gallery is to showcase and support graffiti artists. He was sat outside with his dog when we arrived and happily gave us a tour and the history of the gallery. The gallery is also used for social and music functions. One of my highlights in Washington DC
    Written 21 September 2016
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  • Dev D
    1 contribution
    Deep art for the repaired Souls. alongside Capitol Hill it's very convenient for the community not far from Potomac Ave Station. More art for the SE community is needed. Thank u Boone!
    Written 9 September 2016
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  • kcslatts
    Malibu, CA339 contributions
    A very interesting place. Stopped here because we had wanted to see an original "Federalist Papers" they have on display, very cool. This coupled well with our visit to the National Archives were we saw the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Great day of History. Here is a quick bit of info off their website as to what they are about. Love the DC history!

    The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America's founders—the Center will seek to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the Constitution to its central place in the political life of  the nation.
    Written 29 June 2017
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