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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
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Description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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There is SO much to see and do in Washington DC. They have done a GREAT job of working with the hotels to create a full listing of all the places to go, see and do. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is SO much to see and do in Washington DC. They have done a GREAT job of working with the hotels to create a full listing of all the places to go, see and do. You can spend a day or two or a month visiting everything in DC!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well, it may not be the best time to visit the Capitol Hill during our city tour in Washington DC as it was under renovation and repair work. As such, we could not see the nice completed "dome" of the building. We were a bit disappointed but still feel very happy to be here. However, the building still look grand... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had no idea all that could be seen and learned from this visit. This was not one of the places I was "dying" to visit, but I'm so glad we did & took the tour.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were excited to visit it for the first time and spent a lot of time wondering the areas, little that we know that there is a lot of interesting stuff inside the building it self It can get very crowded when school tour visiting on the same time as you are, my suggestion is to find info about the... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Capitol Visitors Center is a great place to learn how Congress works. You can see the activities live, learn the history of the construction, and see how legislation is enacted. There are tours that go from the visitors center into the Capitol on certain schedule. You can't wander around the building, but the Visitor's Center is a good way... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

GET THE FREE TOUR!! Cannot say this enough times. You'll get a scheduled time for your tour so you will be able to plan around it. Detailed information from the tour guide is really priceless.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The power u feel sitting outside is amazing. Otherwise also nice place to go and get some photo's clicked. The fountain outside give's a nice feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is truly an amazing building! Climb the stairs to see it close as well as from the distance! Hard to get into and no knapsacks etc can be taken in. Speak to your congressman!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Booked onto the Capitol Hill tour on my last day in DC. Not being from the U.S. I thought it would be a touch dull as I don't follow local politics. Far from it - the tour was fun and educational. Great history lesson about DC, the Capitol building and the Presidents. Very much worth the trip. Oh - and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Sometimes I sit outside on a bench along the walkways surrounding the Capitol and try to see some of greatest political leaders from the past in my mind's eye. Did Robert or John Kennedy walk down this path during their time in Congress? What about Bob Dold (you might see him even today), Tip O'Neil. These guys knew how to... More 

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Address: Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
Phone Number: 202.226.8000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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