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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
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Description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Three couples from Illinois met up with a former Illinois couple and did a week long tour of the DC area and sights.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Highland, Illinois
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Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Three couples from Illinois met up with a former Illinois couple and did a week long tour of the DC area and sights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great to see if in Washington as its a major part of Washington landscape. When I was there you could not enter but great to see as you see this building all the time on TV. Also great history surrounding the building.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and delighted to find you could visit. For uk citizens there were 3 parts to the visit therefore 3 different queues. The main tour was good but the guide can forget to wait for visitors to assemble in each area. Even in October it was busy. As various groups twist round the building you could easily get lost.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I went on my own on a monday morning so it wasn't too busy. The tour is free and you just join the queue. The Capitol looks impressive and imposing from the outside, and the interior is covered with paintings, statues, busts, flags, books, panels... absolutely stunning! Tour is very informational gives you a good idea of historical background and... More 

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When we went, the dome was under construction and couldn't even take any nice picture of the architecture. Very disappointing but I guess I recommend to plan ahead and find out if there's any construction or issues.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting Capital Hill is definitely worth your time! A tour really enables you to understand and appreciate our country's founding, its political history and development. The building itself offers interesting architectural points of interest as well. Points of interest: original Supreme Courtroom, original and current Congressional chambers, great photo op of National Mall from an upper balcony I booked a... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had applied for a tour in advance and were not disappointed, especially happy with the accessibility for handicapped visitors which was very important to us. We had come to the wrong entrance and they provided a free tram ride to the Visitor Center. It has interesting paintings, sculptures and architectural features. We had a great knowledgeable guide named Monica.... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were in town for a long weekend over the Easter holiday, and I had scheduled an early Saturday morning tour so that we could also visit the Library of Congress before heading to Nationals Park for a game. Our tour was at 9:20, but we were sure to arrive by 8:30 to leave ample time to get through security.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We combined a visit to the Library of Congress and Capitol Hill. Went to the library first and then walked through the tunnel to the Capitol building, passed through security and took a free guided tour. The tour started with an interesting introductory film in a lecture theatre. The tour went through the original Senate, Congress and Supreme Court chambers.... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We only had a few hours here as we were in DC on a day trip, and nearly a third of our visit was spent in queues, firstly to get through security, then to get in to view the film before the tour. I completely understand why all the security is required, but we were visiting on a wet day... More 

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