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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20515
+1 202-226-8000
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East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20515
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+1 202-226-8000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An exhilarating experience.History unfolds before your eyes, within footsteps or where it all happened. Intelligent and pleasing aesthetics.

Thank Stephany_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived just after 10am and we were greeted by some lovely staff, who were very informative. We joined one of the tours around the Capitol Building very impressive and a great guide. We also walked over to the Capital Library via the tunnel superb...More

Thank Fatdome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not perfect, you can't help marvel about how America has become what it is today. If you are in DC, take the tour - it is well worth it. Many of the best places to see are free. E Pluribus Unum - "out of...More

Thank djam455
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed looking round the Visitor Center and it's displays. We had prebooked a tour round the Capitol, which started from the Visitor Center. The guide was easy to listen to and very informative. We saw the old meeting chambers of both houses, the crypt and...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised and helpful staff. Very informative and good leaflets and information on Capitol and the two Houses.

Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Involves a fair amount of walking, but you get to see quite a lot of the building. Incredible to see where so much history has been made

Thank yvonnet184
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Congress didn't stint on welcoming guests to the capital in this beautiful facility where even the bathroom stalls are marble. The tour was very professional and informative. The film is worthwhile. The staff was universally welcoming and helpful in the extreme. Be careful that the...More

Thank JeffreyGL48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll want to get your reservation request in early if heading to DC. You can check after you're in DC by visiting their website for possible openings. If you do go, be sure to ask for the opportunity to visit the Brumidi Tour. The paintings/artwork...More

Thank lrickb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time to DC and was unable to do tour of Capitol last time. SOOOOO glad we made a point to take the tour this time around. 1st of all go online and reserve a free timed ticket for the tour. At first it's a...More

Thank Steve Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the US Capitol Visitor Center in August 2017. It is located across the street from the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. A word of advice to visitors. You are not allowed to bring liquids into the US Capitol Visitor Center so...More

Thank blairkk25
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Stephanie G | Reviewed this property |
You don't need your passport or ID to just visit the Capitol. Everyone goes through Security screening, which is basically like airport screening. However, if you want an official tour then you would have to book either... More
25 March 2016|
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Response from bklyn56 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with my fellow advisors. See the Library of Congress and/or the Supreme Court instead. Both also have superb bookstores.
6 September 2015|
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Response from TLC62379 | Reviewed this property |
Just like the others, I think it would be best to contact the visitor center directly. My guess would be not, but that is just a guess