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Capitol Hill

Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
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Ranked #26 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Type: Government Buildings, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Bishop Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Visited with a friend, we had an extremely knowledgable tour guide. She was extremely helpful and answered all the questions that our group could think of. We had coffee in the restaurant and this was reasonably priced and of a good quality. We didn't eat but the food looked good and appeared to cater to most tastes. My only criticism... More 

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Plymouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Sadly the dome is undergoing renovation, so I couldn't achieve my object of taking a selfie and having the iconic land mark majestically in the background. I was of course disappointed because that was the only reason for my going there!

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New York City, New York
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12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

As a non-American who's lived in the US for the past 15 years (on and off), I must say that this visit to Capitol Hill was a very patriotic experience. The most epic movie about the history of the formation of the United States was part of the beginning "exhibition", and follows into a detailed walking tour by a guide.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a wonderful guided tour of Capitol Hill by a delightful and knowledgable guide. We booked our tickets (no charge) online and the process (even through security) was straightforward and moved quickly. The facilities and access to many parts of the Capitol is surprising (we even sat in on sessions of the Senate and House of Reps). The dome... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tour Capitol Hill and Washington, DC. Very interesting and so much to see and learn. The architecture of the building is a history lesson in itself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

In days old, visitors would have to locate their Senator or Congressman's office to meet up with a college intern to take you on a tour of the Capitol. The interns struggled to answer questions at times and often had to compete with the loud voices of other guides during the tour. Today, you make your appointment through your Senator... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we booked a tour online and got there early to see the exhibits in the visitor center. recommend using the coat check service - it is free. be sure and walk around outside the capitol before or after to see the statues and fountains. lunch was good in the cafetaria. be sure and see the libary of congress bulding next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A great place to start your walk in the Mall, easy to walk to this place, and walk around the building. The building is at the moment under construction. Make sure you see the building after sunset, since the light is special and very pretty on it. I would like to go here again, next time I visit D.C. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Currently under construction, you don't get to see the Capitol in its full beauty, but the area around - other attractions in buikdings you can visit, or the design of the whole square/hill in front of the Capitol is worth seeing. The size of it brings respect. I didn't go inside the Capitol so can't really say what it is... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I was amazed with the grandiosity of this building. I know that people go to DC mainly to see the White House, but I liked the capitol much more! The tour inside is a must as well, incredible. Do not miss it

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