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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
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Ranked #27 of 249 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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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A trip to the nation’s capital cannot be complete unless you visit the Capitol Hill building, a symbol of democracy. This is a building you admire from the outside and from the inside. Don’t miss the 3D paintings on the inside of the rotunda, the statues of the founding fathers and the Old Supreme Court Chambers.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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389 reviews 389 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When in DC it's a must to visit the capital building and area very impressive and would recommend a visit

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Northville, Michigan
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272 reviews 272 reviews
110 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

No matter if you've visited the Capitol before, even if you've already toured, do it again. Always a joy to see this beautiful, historic site, enter the chambers, see the original Supreme Court courtroom, see where history is made.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

security is very strict. We were visiting on a very hot and humid day and had to toss our water bottles and lunches it took us three tries to get past security they wouldn't even let us by with a store wrapped candy bar forgotten in the bottom of the back pack. You get a guided tour of 3 rooms... More

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New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went on the tour of the Capitol building. This is a must when you visit Washington. Our tour guide was very interesting and entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The capital building is ornate and beautiful. Call your state's senator and try to get a private tour. It gets you a more personal experience.

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

No sign of Kevin Spacey but the capitol building does not fail to impress. We reserved tickets for the free guided tour the day before. The capitol is full if history; our guide was full of interesting facts and anecdotes. The architecture was unsurprisingly impressive and the rotunda was the undoubted highlight. My only disappointment was that we moved very... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

interesting place to be as all of the politicians you see on tv "work" here. great location for pictures and just simply walking around

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were a little late the first time we visited & had to tour the exterior before an emergency came up. We saw the Navy Band playing though & ended up meeting someone who could have set us up for a real tour during the week, but our schedule was changed & we were unable to visit. We will return... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a fabulous tour of the Capitol. We sent an email to our Senator in Las Vegas, NV, 2 months ahead of time, for approval to go on this tour. We had a wonderful tour guide named Paul. Luckily, we were in a tour of 5 people. Others were in a tour of gobs of school kids. It was... More

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