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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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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-226-8000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Capital from the outside is great to see but take the free tour to see the inside. Though I can't rate the free tour as fantastic it does give you a chance to see the inside, many statues and artwork and a few fun...More

Thank lynnetteb235
Reviewed yesterday

You start with a film and move with a guide to the rotunda. I am impressed by how efficiently they move so many people through on the tour. At the same time, there is hardly time to really see everything. You are in small groups,...More

Thank grandma80401
Reviewed yesterday

The capitol is all it represents. We did see the movie on a tour and visited the rooms we were allowed to go into on the tour. Was absolutely worth the tour and one of the highlights - as we felt so humble and so...More

Thank SingerTrainer
Reviewed yesterday

What a great looking building which can be seen by many different places in Washington, up close it is a fantastic structure and the views were amazing

Thank GoonerPaul1964
Reviewed yesterday

It is should a rich historic building it is a must see, you need an entire day to take it all in so set aside the time.

Thank Allie S
Reviewed yesterday

Anyone visiting D.C. must visit the U.S. Capitol and take the half-hour free tour offered in the visitors center, the building is beautiful inside and outside.

Thank Camilo M
Reviewed yesterday

Did reservce for a visit inside but could not reach there on time. Glimpse from outside the Capitol gave a good experience. Night lightinmg was good. Suggest a vist in the afternoon as well as in the night to see lightings. A view from Lincoln...More

Thank SivasankaranT
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a free tour inside, that is one of best tour I took.Before you go inside, you have to pass security check, do not bring too many stuffs with you.Tour guide in there is very knowledgeable and professional, this tour took nearly 1 hour....More

Thank Vanni20172017
Reviewed 2 days ago

This building is amazing. It's so huge. It was worth traveling to. Took my granddaughters who will be talking about this trip for years to come! Got a quick lesson about politics in on this trip.

Thank sheilal170
Reviewed 3 days ago

Encourage anyone and everyone to visit. In Statuatory Hall there are statues honoring each one of the 50 states. Montana's is Janette Rankin... first woman voted into congress.

Thank jolyns2017
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can a we take a stroller for our 1yr old?
29 May 2017|
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Response from msunder2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are so accommodating! Just allow time for them to get you one.
Dennis O
Hi : how long is the tour and how can you get tickets on a Sunday/
30 April 2017|
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Response from Colo01 | Reviewed this property |
You need to arrive about half hour before the tour starts. Tour is about a hour long. I believe that the tours run Monday thru Saturday only. Make sure you go through your congress rep for tickets.
hi i m travelling to Washington Dc in October of this year, from UK. What is the best tour to take to see the white house??
27 April 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
The White House tours are provided by appointment only. As stated in DC Free Tours by Foot: If you are from a foreign country you are advised to go through your embassy in Washington. Not all embassies will be interested... More