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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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An insight into early US politics

I would recommend doing the tour as early as you can as gets very busy. Having seen on TV many times decided to see up close and personal and doesn't disappoint . Tour very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I would recommend doing the tour as early as you can as gets very busy. Having seen on TV many times decided to see up close and personal and doesn't disappoint . Tour very informative and coming from England had plenty of questions that were answered fully adding to my experience.

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour of the Nations Capital Building. The tours are free and are very nice, but they do tend to go very fast. Seniors like me had a hard time keeping up. The tour was fantastic. They cover a lot of the building in a very short time. Tour guide was very informative and answered all of our questions. We... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, you can sign up and get in a group for a free tour. I am thankful that my son, who works for a senate committee, arranged for me to have a private tour given by a member of my state senator's personal office. Though they must give these all the time, my tour was very special and meaningful. My... More 

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Drobak, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

WOW Everything here is big. Old big, beautiful buildings you have seen on tv thousand of times. Feels like Rome on steroids.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow - amazing architecture. We walked around the outside of this amazing building (closed to tourists when we were there). Views are great from all angles. On a still day you can capture the reflection of this amazing building in some of the water features. Inspiring and powerful building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

The US Capital Building is quite beautiful. Lots of history, lots of art. I highly recommend that you prearrange a private guided tour through your Congressperson or Senator. This ensures a much smaller group and being able to forego the lines in Emancipation Hall. Worth the visit!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's getting restored, hence we could not get that perfect shot. But the gardens outside are beautiful and we enjoyed a quick visit to the Capitol

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Didn't know what to expect. There were so many statues of Senators etc., I thought it would be a bit on the boring side. Our guide was amazing. He made the visit so interesting ! Certainly broadened my knowledge. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderful sightseeing with beautiful garden. From here you can go to several impressive buildings like the library of congress, U.S Capitol and the Supreme Court. These buildings follow European style but they have American characteristic, especially, they are wonderful when they come together. If you were in D.C, you must come here

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Easy access, friendly staff, an excellent free guided tour. Access to the House of Reps chamber. Spend a couple of hours and soak up the history

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