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Senate and House Office Buildings

Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515 (Upper Northwest)
202 224 3121
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Ranked #84 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's great to be able to pop in an see the office(s) of your Senators and House member. Visit with their staff; make your voice known.

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Biggin Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We walked around the outside and had splendid views. Spectacular pictures. Well worth the effort. Area was very busy with lots of other tourists but no real problem.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Anyone can go into the Senate and House if Representatives buildings where our congressmen have their offices. These buildings are beautiful and can be confusing but staffers are helpful. There are tunnels that connect so you don't have to go outside. Be sure to take time to walk around, drop in on your congressmen/women and have lunch in one of... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a really excellent place to visit when in Washington DC. We have all seen the pictures of the outside of the building but unless you have been there you are missing some really great views of the inside. You could can just go round the building on your own, but it really is worth taking the time to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was fortunate enough to obtain tickets to both the Senate and House of Reps for the Monday sittings. So delayed leaving DC for three days. The Senate was a great abyss into which as far as I could see on the day not much happened, but it was a real eye opener as to how business is carried out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

excellent place to visit, the excursion is very good , explains a lot of details of the place, as well as the initial movie which is very good. A non _USA citizen has to see the place to unerstand better USA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went to a coffee with our state senator , then a tour with one of her staff. The young man was very knowledgable about all sorts of trivia, made for a very good tour. Wear comfy shoes!!

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Central, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Most people visit the Capitol Building, or the Smithsonian, and other typical tourist sites during a visit to Washington DC. Do yourself a favor and contact your local Congressperson or Senator and plan to visit their office in DC. The office buildings themselves are impressive, but your representatives may be able to arrange specific tours or give you and your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Watching the Senate in action was an astonishing experience for us two Brits. Expecting something like the House of Lords, we were amazed to find the Chamber virtually empty. When a Senator raised an amendment on an important issue she spoke to an apparently deserted house, then (incredibly to us) abruptly left the room. The vote, which would have seen... More

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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

http://www.capitolhearings.org/ provides a list of hearings -- most of which are open to the public -- to get a deeper understanding of the care and dedication of our elected representatives. It is easy to become cynical, but attending a hearing on an issue that resonates with you will deepen your respect for the work that goes into making this a... More

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