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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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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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

Short (and free) tour, with interesting information. I didn't know you had to get tickets from your congressman or woman to enter Congress itself, so that's for next time.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great tour. We wrote our congressman in advance (Doug Lamborn - Colorado) and his office was so helpful. We enjohyed the tour and information tremendously and it is great to see the location we see so often on TV.

Thank wolfldy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Capital tour is guided with headphones and a tour guide leading the group through the Capital while sharing informative and entertaining facts regarding the history of the artifacts and building itself. We enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ever inch is amazing one keeps looking and feels one has not had enough Be in time for the show the last one is at 4 so u have to be there way ahead of 4 Of not the u have to satisfy yourself with...More

Thank anjdutta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As I said before, you cannot come to Washington DC without visiting Capital Hill, and the White House. The extra security all around is very noticeable, and you feel safe. Lots of tourists taking selfies and memorable photos. The gardens are well kept.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our visit to the U.S. Capitol. The rich history of the past to the modern day 'goings on' that occur here on a daily basis. Really a must see when in the D.C. area. Be prepared for Capitol Police everywhere....for the safely of...More

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was worth it. Many groups and very crowded, but with the headsets, it's easy to hear the guides who are very knowledgable about the Capitol, the structure, the art, etc. If you're in DC, you MUST see the Capitol!

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled as a home school group and used our senate office to arrange tours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This was one of our favorite tours. However, we only gave it four stars because with a group of kids who were tired...More

Thank Sonya G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived early but reception happy to key us go on an earlier tour, the guide was Very good, he had a microphone and we tuned in just to him.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to have a private guide who was extremely knowledgeable. We were able to walk on the House floor and sit in the seats usually occupied by the Supreme Court during the State of the Union Address. We were surprised by how...More

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Kathryn B
March 27, 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
November 24, 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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September 30, 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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