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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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We visited the Capitol Building and took the guided tour. Very informative and having been to Boston beforehand this visit to Capitol Hill put more meat on the bone of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Capitol Building and took the guided tour. Very informative and having been to Boston beforehand this visit to Capitol Hill put more meat on the bone of the history on the USA. Great tour guide. We also managed to get to see the House of Representatives which was a real bonus. Well worth doing if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's free entry but book in advance on their website. They showed the main areas of the building. You can also gain access to the Senate and Hse of Representatives...in session if they are there (for tourists, access is granted by a ticket once you show your passport-passport not always asked for- but American tourists gain access through their local... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location but unfortunately was under renovation when I was in DC. I would like to go back to see it in it's full glory! Still very beautiful and a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We make a appt on line just to find a appt was not necessary. It just guarantee you a tour if people with no appts filled up all the available slots. This building is where the House of Representatives and Senators from the country make the law of the land. Also, here is where important sessions are heard to clarify... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Must visit, there is so much to see in Washington but you cannot go past seeing this historic building

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I reserved tickets for my wife and I online in advance for the Capitol Hill tour (at no cost). The visitor centre staff were very friendly and helpful and as we arrived early, we were offered a switch to an earlier tour. The guide was awesome with a fantastic knowledge of American history and an ability to remember every painting... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I got tickets ahead time, but I realized when I got there that this was not needed. If it is a hot day and you have trouble walking be careful to approach the building from the entrance side. If you need to walking around it is difficult for the physically challenged.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful to walk around and explore. There's stunning architecture everywhere you go. There's so much to see and so many knowledgeable people. It is the perfect place to go to start in the city and admire all there is to offer.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went for a walk from our hotel, to capitol hill, and the last Friday of each month, they have an army band that plays and have army singers. They were soo good. It was a balmy evening with lots of people enjoying the music.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Capitol hill is one of those sites that made me think of what it was like to be alive in the 1960's when there were anti-Vietnam demonstrations and race riot marches every day. The amount of history there is to take in here is incredible!

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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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