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Senate and House Office Buildings

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Address: Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515
Phone Number: 202 224 3121

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Stop in and visit the office of your Senator or member of the House of Representatives.

We decided simply to stop in the offices of our Senators and the staff members were friendly and gave us a few minutes. Ours from Minnesota even present a once a week breakfast if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The congressional office buildings are worth visiting so you can see where your representatives and senators work. Or, are supposed to work. Unless the lawmaker has seniority, the House office buildings are rather spartan, with most of the staff crammed into cubicle farms. Digs are a little better for the Senate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Having worked at the Senate for 19 years at high level Nonpartisans role, I'd say most people want to meet with their Senator or Representative. Great for Adults and children alike.

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

As with any federal building, be ready to stand in line to get through security. Once inside, I went up to my senator's personal office and met my son! From there, we went to the committee suite of rooms where he works. Lucky me! We went downstairs and enjoyed a really good lunch and got caught up on his day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We decided simply to stop in the offices of our Senators and the staff members were friendly and gave us a few minutes. Ours from Minnesota even present a once a week breakfast if you sign up ahead of time on line. Of course, it has to be when they are in DC. Then we headed to the Dirksen Building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a Senate staff led tour of the House of Representatives through our Congressman. It was too crowded during Soring Break and too long (2 1/2 hours) for small children and big children alike! The old Supreme Court Building and the House Chamber were awesome! The portraits in the gallery were awesome! We could have cut it in half... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Take advantage of your taxpayer dollars and visit these buildings! Pop in to see your congressmen, and take a tour of the Capitol while you're in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I really enjoyed walking around the Capitol Building and the buildings surrounding it. The Senate and the House office buildings have such a different architecture then the other buildings surrounding them. I really enjoyed just taking the time to admire such great structure designs!

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Of course you can't pop into your rep's office without an appointment and expect to find her/him there, but all of the buildings are open to public, and you'll get a much better meal in main House cafeteria than in museums on the Mall. I find the older buildings pretty special, in a government-issue way...the clocks with the vote-countdown red... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

These are nothing to write home about and don't forget to call your State representative before your trip to get an appointment, otherwise you won't be able to get in. You would be better off spending time just going to Capitol Hill and enjoying that building. I have only been in the office building one time, but again, nothing special.

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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The giant "mobile / stabile " sculpture in the Hart atrium is very impressive. The inter of this building is far prettier than the outside.

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Address: Address: Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515
Phone Number: 202 224 3121
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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