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Capitol Hill

Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
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Ranked #26 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very big and beautiful. During I beed in DC it was on a reconstruction. But it was not a problem. It was amazing. I love DC.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Capitol Building is undergoing Renovations and will have scaffolding completely covering it for another 2 years. So be prepared, and don't be disappointed!! Still a gorgeous building and great spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There was a ramp on the side for stroller and wheelchair access. Really wish I would have seen it before hiking those stairs with a stroller!

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Capitol has a great visitors centre. We really liked the tour, there is so much in history in this building and the tour-guides can tell you alle about it. I was amazed that you, as a tourist, can actually walk at the rotunda under de dome. If you want to do the tour, be advised to book the tour... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You can not got to Washington and avoid politics. Capitail Hill is the center on back roomdeals and front row politics and decisions. Capital hill is the center of DC, DC is the center of the US. and the US is the captain of the free world. so basically Capitail hill is the center of the free world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were not even planning on going because it was freezing but there is a tunnel between the Library of Congress and Capitol Hill so we went. The tour guides were very nice and without us asking gave us a pass to go see the House Chamber. Cool trip. The restaurant was not that great though especially for the prices.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A walk around Capitol Hill makes you feel like a Senator for a day! A must-see for all visitors to DC!

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit, like the. White House, it's on your list of the capital. The place is going through a makeover, so the dome is covered in scaffolding, so not the best time to come in January, but we don't have the time to come here again this year. But again it's worth the effort to see.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If, like me, you're planning on visiting DC only once, wait until the renovations are done to do so. It looks like an amazing building, but it's disappointing to see it covered with scaffolding. Bummer.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had booked a tour online at 10.50am but woke up way earlier than I intended and was at the Capitol for 10am. I spoke to one of the ushers in Emancipation Hall and he pointed me in the direction of a desk where they brought my booking forward by 40mins, which was very helpful for the rest of my... More 

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