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Capitol Hill

First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510 (National Mall)
202.226.8000
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Ranked #25 of 253 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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Jackson, Wyoming
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161 reviews 161 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Capitol is an impressive, beautiful building. When we got there, we got lucky and got the remaining four tickets for the next tour - without having to wait in line. First, you'll see a movie which was very interesting. Then the tour guide shows you around the building. Very nice architecture. The tour was educational, even my seven year... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Capitol Hill is a must see. All the monuments are great to see in person. If the weather is nice I would suggest walking the entire area.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we booked a tour online but forgot our reference. It didn't matter. The nice man at the desk gave us a ticket for an earlier tour. Great. and what a tour. great guide and a memorable hour walking tour which explored the many interesting areas of the nation's parliament building. Best tour and building in the city we visited. Thanks.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

in my opinion this place is magical, it is a fantastic building with great views back to the washington monument and lincoln memorial, this is one place you must visit

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and tells some of the history of the Capitol. Wonderful architecture. If you want to see the Senate and House of Representative galleries you need to pick up passes from your Representative office.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
46 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Obtained a day ticket without having to queue and joined a guided tour with a very knowledgable guide talking through head phones. The tour was immensely interesting, taking in several fascinating locations within the building itself, including the rotunda, which is undergoing renovation at the moment, unfortunately; also got tickets to visit Senate and House of Representative chambers, which added... More

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Nottingham
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248 reviews 248 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Booked online for 3.00pm because was unsure about travel delays. We went at 2.00pm and as it is September were allowed to go straight in to that time slot to see the good introduction movie. Our tour guide thereafter was excellent ( 26yrs in the role). The building is extremely interesting and beautiful. As non us residents we then went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We booked tickets (free) for a tour of the Capitol Buildings before we left the UK. The Capitol is a stunning building from the outside and were keen to have a nosey on the inside! With the booking information, there is a list of things you can and cannot take in so everyone is forewarned (no excuses if you have... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We did a "free" walking tour which was very good but there were an awful lot of buildings. I am sure an American would appreciate their significance even more. We went on to do an official tour of the Capitol building which was professionally done.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our organization had appointments with representative and senate offices. Our members were separated by states. 7 of us representing Ohio, Iowa, and Illinois met in the offices of 11 congress men & women. It always felt like every office was a mile from the next. It was a tiring but exciting day

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