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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
202.226.8000
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Ranked #28 of 241 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I loved my visit to the Capitol Hill and the surrounding areas. My friends and I took a tour of the Capitol and we learned a lot about American history. The building is lovely from both the inside and outside - take lots of photos! We went in May and the weather was beautiful. It's worth taking a walk around... More

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Washington DC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Capitol Building is a marvel, but when you are finished don't head back to your hotel. Exit to the east and cross the street, and find East Capitol Street. Follow it for some blocks and you'll see on DC's hidden, pretty neighborhoods. Follow East Capitol for 8 blocks to Lincoln Park, a great neighborhood park with a centerpiece statue... More

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Panaji, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have seen the Capitol Hill in so many movies and always wished I'd see this iconic building in person. It is a massive structure with striking architecture. The area around is nice to walk.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It was just a place to see. Of course to get in, you'd need to make an appointment or buy a ticket or whatever. It is a great view though. And the grounds and Ulysses Grant memorial is nice. Beautiful.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were in town for police week and decided to visit the Capitol Building. It was a nice visit but I thought we would see more of the building. We were shown a short movie about how the building came to be and then were walked around a little to the rotunda and got to see the statues. I recommend... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Book a tour in advance from one of your state representative. It was great, got to see so many awesome things. Would highly recommend it

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evesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Book tour of Capitol on internet as places get filled even in low season. Interesting tour of main ceremonial chambers with informative guides preceded by an interesting film about the beginnings of US democracy. Visit galleries of both chambers and watch debates but check timings (we had to wait for session to start)if non US citizen tickets can be picked... More

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colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We did the tour. It was interesting, but not a top highlight of our trip. Preferred looking at the grounds on the outside. Our tour guide was top notch. The staff were accomodating. We showed up on time, but my 13 year old son was starving. They allowed us to go into the restaurant and eat and attend a later... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We received a personal tour led by one of my Senator's staff members. What an incredible experience. We met in the Senator's office building. Then took the underground tram from the Senator's building to the Capital. We really enjoyed the tour of the Capital!!

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I took my family to the US Capitol annually. We took a tour in Capitol Visitor Center and checked out the Smithsonian. These national treasures. It is a great learning experience for children of all ages. We'll be back in a few weeks to see the Cherry Blossom.

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