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Senate and House Office Buildings

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Address: Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515
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Great Lesson on How Our Government Does and Doesn't Work

A great civics lesson if Congress is in session. Every American has the opportunity to get passes from their representatives and Senators to watch Congress in action. Be careful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great civics lesson if Congress is in session. Every American has the opportunity to get passes from their representatives and Senators to watch Congress in action. Be careful though...no talking or reading while you're up in the gallery watching the proceedings. So much history, good and bad, in the Capitol.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They are interesting, sorta, but they are offices. If want to visit a particular office, plan ahead.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wandered through, surprised to see actual hearings going on and that I was being ushered to take a seat and be in the audience for the announcements the politicians and their staffs were making. It was cool to see a little bit of how things work, and surprising that it was so accessible, and cramped!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Russell building in order to stop by and say hello to our Senator. The buildings are large but the security guards can help you find where you want to go. Each office has items from their States that are unique and interesting. It's interesting to see the offices and building where the behind the scenes work gets... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Many buildings surround the capitol and house the offices of the many congresswomen and men, as well as the state senators. Worth a walk-thru, you might run in to a rep that you recognize. Before traveling, contact your local rep for a tour of their office.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

After visiting the Capitol, you must stop at both the Senate and Congress wings to see their chambers. Just like you see on CSPAN, you'll recognize it. Great to see where the action takes place. You can sit in the gallery for a while, even when the Senate is not in session. Obviously, more interesting when they are in session...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Standard office buildings filled with your elected officials. Come meet them and experience a day in their shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

As we couldn't pre book tickets we were up early to ensure we got in. We were on the first tour of the day. Plenty of time to look around the hall area before our very knowledgeable guide took us on a fantastic tour. We moved easily from room to room. Had time to ask questions and take photo. Thoroughly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Senate and House Office Buildings are located in two areas, the The House Chamber (also some meeting rooms) and the Senate Chambers (some meeting rooms) and offices of some senior members are located at the Capitol Building; Senate on the North side and House on the South side. The majority of members of the Senate and the House have offices... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Senators and Congressman have offices assigned, by seniority, in one of 2 office complexes (Rayburn and Longworth) across the street from the US Capitol Building. Call your Congressman and/or Senator to obtain their office location. Even when not in session, their office staff are fully engaged in daily duties, and are happy to assist you with gallery passes for the... More 

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