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Address: East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20515
Phone Number: +1 202-226-8000
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically...

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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A Must-Take Tour

This is a tour you must take. Certainly much time in Washington DC is dedicated to the Memorials and The Mall, but let's not forget why the city exists. This is an educational... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a tour you must take. Certainly much time in Washington DC is dedicated to the Memorials and The Mall, but let's not forget why the city exists. This is an educational component of your vacation, but one to marvel. Our guide, Ron Brown, was nothing short of excellent. I have no reason to believe that all the guides... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You cant visit Washington without visiting the Capitol at least once. So many other things to see in the area as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Capitol was under a considerable amount of construction when we visited in 2/2016 but our tour guide did an excellent job of showing us the Capitol and kept the group engaged throughout. I wish I remembered her name for individual recognition but 10 months has erased that memory. Regardless, the history and the tour made the Capitol our favorite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

American citizens should know how their Federal Government functions, and a visit to Capitol Hill will give you a first-hand look at how business is conducted in the U.S. Government.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited the capitol and were very impressed. The sheer size is amazing and all of the interesting statues and artwork will keep your attention for hours. You can take tours and see the Senate and House chambers and many other interesting sites. Each state has 2 statues in the Capitol so it makes for a good hunt for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The information you get inside is mostly what you expect. History and some architectural. Not much room to modern innovation or artisctic concepts...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not fail to take grade school and high school children during your stay in DC. It is worthy of adult visits too. You will learn and love again the wonderful US of A after hearing and seeing this building and Visitors' Center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's huge, impressive, ornate, picturesque, inspiring, (and, okay, a little sad when you think of some of the shenanigans that go on inside of it). But, it's something that every American should see at least once.

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My favorite day is Sundays for a walk and lunch. Walking the mall the white house and checking out the Trump Hotel

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most iconic symbols of our country. The dome is nice and shiny. But you aren't getting any closer than 100 meters from the stairs because construction still continues on the lower sections. Still a must that takes you to The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial also.

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