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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
202.226.8000
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Ranked #26 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Government Buildings
Description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Armada, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The tour of the capitol was amazing. The tour guide led us through the building and pointed out everything. The guide provide headphones so our children could hear what the guide was saying. Great tour and the week before Labor Day is recommended due to short lines.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked the free tour of the Capitol Building which was about 90min. We got there earlier and got put on an earlier tour which worked out perfect! Starts with a short film, and the you have a guide which takes you on a tour of the building, where you can take pictures. After the tour we visited the senate... More

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Southeast Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We only go to see the Capitol from the outside but is was spectacular! We stopped by about 9am on a Saturday and got close parking off Independence Ave. What a view to the Washington Monument and seeing the Capitol itself- wow. Even our 3 year old son thought is was "neat". Enough said- to capture a 3 year old's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We walked around the capital building then had a nice little picnic by the pond. Loved people watching and enjoying our time in DC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Capitol Hill and even took a free tour. The tour guide was so charismatic and funny, she made the tour very entertaining with her comments about the history (especially with the whole English American thing from way back). The building was stunning inside and out and was rich with culture and history

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We took the free tour and found it quite interesting. It's quite short, and only goes to a few historical rooms, it's a shame you don't get to see the debating chamber or anything like that. But it was interesting hearing about the history and what the rooms are used for now; especially as a non-US citizen, so I didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I love politics and I was eager to visit the Congress. We took the free tickets (did the line for 20 minutes) and watch the propaganda movie before a guide took charge of us. Their clever headphones are linked to a microphone on the actual guide, so you always hear what they say even if it's crowdy at times. You... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Well, this is where the Congress meets - so see it. The tour is informative and a good way to get the basic information of the building and its workings. And - it gives you some incite into the characters that represent us there. You can get tickets from your Congressman - but I don't think they are necessary. Important... More

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have traveled to our nations capital several times, but nothing beat a stop at the Capitol when in DC. The US Capitol is an icon around the world and so many do see the inside for a few minutes. Planning ahead can take this trip from "Oh, thats pretty." to an amazing historical event. We planned a few months... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We loved it here. We contacted our senator and went through his office to book the tour. We got a private tour of his office and saw even more of the Capitol than all the other tours were seeing. I would HIGHLY recommend it and this site!

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