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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
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Ranked #27 of 257 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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Wisbech, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Book the tour well in advance - it's free. The guide was very knowledgeable and the building is awesome. There is just so much to see and take in - and when the tour is finished there is a good gift shop and also a coffee shop where you can get great coffee and cake.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We made an appointment with our representative and were able to get a tour through her offer. The building itself is impressive...the movie okay... the tour was well organized and informative.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A familiar landmark that was spoiled slightly by the restoration work being undertaken, although it is clearly important to maintain this building. The Visitor Centre is excellent and the free tours are also well organised and highly informative. Our particular guide told the moving tale of having to evacuate the building on 9/11/2001, her full belief that she would never... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
75 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed in an airbnb near the Capitol and it's ideal for the museums. Capitol South subway. But not good for shopping or places to eat or cafes with free wifi!

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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We decided to go through the extra security to see the Galleries, so worth it-remember no food/water on this tour, most places are fine with water bottles but not the Capitol.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The interior of our nation's capitol is extremely impressive with a lot to see. And the tour guides are all personable and full of information. My one complaint, however, is that no two guides give exactly the same tour. They all follow the same route, but different guides point out different details, and some of the most interesting ones I... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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145 reviews 145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had booked tickets online and as we finished at the Library of Congress earlier than expected we walked through the tunnel to collect them a bit in advance of our designated time. Very nicely the clerk asked if we would like to go on an earlier tour so we took advantage of that and waited in the queue for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There is scaffolding around the tower of the Capitol Building just now but it still looks amazing. There was a wedding party having photos taken when we visited and the backdrop was special.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I arrived at the Russell building to meet our tour guide with Senator Rand Paul's office and met the intern that would be leading our tour. We took the basement tunnel to the Senator's trolley to the Capital. It was so cool to ride the same tunnel cars that so many of our nations leaders use when... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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128 reviews 128 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Capitol Hill is a fantastic tour for young and old. The history within this place is awesome. Walking up and taking in the awe inspiring building and thinking of all the President that have been sworn in here makes you proud of this country, and what we stand for. The rotunda is probably the highlight of the tour, but the... More

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