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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
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At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.

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A must see in DC

You must go to Capitol Hill when you visit DC. You'll see history and find great shops and restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately with all the scaffolding its rather unimpressive. Go when its all been fixed up. We got some perfect positioned pictures but it just doesnt look good at all due to all the scaffolding.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After what felt like a very long walk down to Capitol Hill, we discovered the dome was mostly covered up by scaffolding. We later found that this was mentioned in one of the tourist leaflets we had collected, but must have missed it before we made the journey. Still I imagine its very impressive when it is not being restored!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You must go to Capitol Hill when you visit DC. You'll see history and find great shops and restaurants.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last September we went to the Capitol before the break of dawn to see the Papal visit to Congress. What an uplifting experience. We absolutely loved it. We stood on the Capitol grounds most of the day. It was absolutely breathtaking as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Going into history, and witnessing what our country stands for coupled with a reminder that freedom isn't free, I highly recommend this as a visit many times.

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Silver Bay, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see, if you love America, history, architecture, or government. The tour guide, a gentleman who has been there for many years was multi lingual, a wealth of knowledge, and made the whole experience memorable for all in the group. I arrived early for my reservation with my service dog and was ushered ahead of the line and got... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was excellent - also got to see the library of congress. If you want tot see the chambers you have to get your state representative to get you a pass. Do this in advance - not easy to do on the day.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I researched these places, Capitol Hill refers generally to the community. It is about 2 square miles and there are 35,000 people living there making it one of the most densely populated places. I live in China and you haven’t seen densely populated until you’ve seen the neighborhoods there. For as many people that live in Capitol Hill, it... More 

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Conesus, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you could park your car at the front door and roam freely on the grounds. You could go into the building and marvel at the dome and frequently see your Congress person as you wandered this marvelous structure. Its a little tougher now but if you will put up with a little aggravation -its still worth it.( No worse... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this Memorial ~ Worth Seeing and Learning about the Attraction! ! If you are here don't forget to see this one and learn something new! We stayed at the Hyatt close to this one! you will enjoy it!

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