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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
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Ranked #27 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As a political junkie, I loved every minute of this tour. Tour guide was friendly and engaging, and full of fun facts. Would recommend to others.

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited during the 4th of July weekend. It looks very grand and majestic from the outside. Just couldn't stop taking pics! We reserved our tour in advance online. Got into an earlier time slot when we reached there are there were few places available in that one. Had a nice guide. The tour was conducted well and was informative.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful place. Located in the National Mall. A must see in Washington DC. The views from here are amazing. Great place to take a jog or bike ride!

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Dayton, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Educational. A part of history that everyone should go see. Great for every age. Just wish the headphones were better.

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Milpitas, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I think this is a must tour for anyone who is going to Washington first time. It is better than White House tour. 1. Parking- tough to get, many paid meter parking spots are opposite to building near fountains or pound, they are mostly coin operated, for few of them you can pay by credit card but only for spots... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Admiring Capitol Hill from outside is stunning. The best part of DC for me (yes even better than the White House). I know security would be tight but I didn't imagine it would be THIS tight! Security made me throw away a full bottle of water, a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar! The tour itself was a bit... More

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New York City, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
64 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Any trip to Washington would be incomplete without visiting the iconic Capitol building, symbolizing USA to the rest of the world. It's worthwhile to book the tickets online. Security takes a while, so come in at least 30-45 mins prior to your tour time. The Rotunda is meant to impress - and how! Both the inside and the outside of... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great building and site, Congress needs much work, though. Male sure to run around the building to get a complete perspective.

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Timmins, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing building and so beautiful!!! Loved walking around and photographing different secitons of it. Security is everywhere and they are not shy to speak up if you step out of line but hey thats there job. The tour itself is free.

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I emailed my congressman a couple of months prior to my visit and was able to get a tour with a staffer and just my family. We didn't have to wait in line with the masses to take the tour. We were able to receive a wonderful in depth tour and were able to cover so much more because we... More

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