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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
202.226.8000
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Ranked #27 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Touring the Capitol Hill is a must if you want to truly understand and be able to grasp how "The System" really works. I had an extremely informative and interesting guide and he told us many stories about different areas and halls and had answers to every question and wonderment. And of course this pleasure was FREE of charge!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It was my first on the list of places to go in D.C and it didn't disappoint. Everything was smooth and the 15 minutes video in a theater and the tour was wonderful. It is worth it.

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Miami
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Been wanting to see the Capitol up close for years, and we finally did it. The new multi million dollar visitors center is well designed to handle large crowds Disney style. We were there in the peak of summer and walked right in. You get to see the rotunda as well of other parts you have probably seen on TV... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe all the mediums that are free in Washington. This also includes the tour of Capitol Hill, we did not even have to wait in a queue. Do it..,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

An American Icon ... I had the privilege to work briefly in the capitol in 2008 and was able to access much of it ... it is a very interesting and fast moving place. Very nice to check off any bucket list of U.S. tourist attractions if you have one.

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Tampa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Capitol is well worth your time if visiting Washington. If you know a couple of months before your travel is it also well worth your time to contact your Congressman for passes. There were several in our group, but it was a smaller group than the ones that had walked in from the street. If you go through your... More

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

It was very cool wandering around Capitol Hill, even though the dome was buried beneath scaffolding and tarps. Inside, the lines were long and security kept you from investigating most interesting places.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

And you could actually walk the beautiful grounds, admire the magnificent view from the west porch, and stroll through the building while the guards studied their little picture books so they'd recognize Members. Tell me again who won the war on terror? I don't think it's us.

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Miami, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I loved visiting the Capitol. I've done three tours here (two normal tours and the civil war tour). The video in the beginning is great. The tour takes you through the historical parts of the Capitol, shows you the statues each state provides to the Capitol in addition to where past Presidents have been viewed by the American public after... More

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Montcaret, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were advised to take the Capitol by friends and were really glad we did. We weren't bothered at all by not being able to eat -we were much too interested in what was going on! The groups were efficiently organised and there was no wait, although we hadn't booked ahead. Our guide was witty, well briefed and knew exactly... More

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