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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
202.226.8000
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Ranked #26 of 252 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The history here is pretty great. Look up some info before you go so you can know what you're looking at. The trifecta, of course, are the Capitol Building, Library of Congress (get a library card in the Madison building across the street), and the Supreme Court, but the neighborhoods are cute, too, and Union Station is nearby as well.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to Capitol Hill two days ago and it is amazing place, lots of tourists. Tip , take a good camera with you. Other places to visit is to walk the Mall and see all the monuments.

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New York City, New York
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272 reviews 272 reviews
113 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So many of DCs buildings have charm and deep history. The Capitol building shines the brightest of all. You can see it from various angles as you discover DC.

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Ada, Michigan
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went with our House of Rep office 10 years ago and had a much better tour, but the quick, free one hour experience is still worth it vs. not going at all. We went late afternoon and were able to walk in for tickets. Always inspiring and interesting to see how our government works, it really is amazing, as... More

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

In the close vicinity of the White House and the Washington Monument a visit to the Capitol visitor center is a must see for any international visitor. The Capitol is the home to the U.S Congress and it's two legislative bodies, the U.S House of Representatives and the U.S Senate. International visitors have relatively an easy access to the visitor... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

One of the most famous landmark anywhere in the world, the Capitol Hill attracts you from anywhere in Washington city. This building which houses the Senate and the House of Representatives, is extremely attractive building. Its central dome overwhelms you from wherever you look at it. From the central Mall, in the vicinity or inside, this building captivates you. Had... More

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't take a tour but the building itself is huge and magnificient. It's really nice just sit in front of it and watch the real center of the United States.

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Portslade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As a politics buff, I was dead set on visiting the heart of the American government. So, on my brief stay in Washington DC, I immediately set off to Capitol Hill. I had eagerly anticipated this moment for quite some time, and I must say, I was not disappointed. The grounds are stunning and the building is magnificent. What I... More

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Armada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The tour of the capitol was amazing. The tour guide led us through the building and pointed out everything. The guide provide headphones so our children could hear what the guide was saying. Great tour and the week before Labor Day is recommended due to short lines.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked the free tour of the Capitol Building which was about 90min. We got there earlier and got put on an earlier tour which worked out perfect! Starts with a short film, and the you have a guide which takes you on a tour of the building, where you can take pictures. After the tour we visited the senate... More

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