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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 #59 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's always exciting to enter a building which is so iconic and the tour didn't disappoint. Our tour guide, Kathleen, was so knowledgeable and it was really interesting to hear the history of the building. The statutes and the decoration/architecture of the building are amazing. There is also a museum which gives your lots of historical facts. There is also... More

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sam, an aid for Senator Ron Johnson gave a great tour of the Capital. We would highly recommend taking this tour.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When we got there, it was a long line and we had to skip. I didn't know that I could get an advance passes. The tour takes 1 hr. Before you get in, no water, no food!!!

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Chicago
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1,209 reviews 1,209 reviews
302 attraction reviews
531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I visited the Senate and House Office Buildings while taking a tour of the Washington D.C. area. Held in the nation's capitol, the Congressional Office Buildings are used by the United States Congress to add to the limited space in the United States Capitol. As part of the Capitol Complex the buildings are under the authority of... More

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Clean simple architecture, the Hart Senate Office Building (Constitution Avenue) holds a surprise---a big skylighted atrium with one of Alexander Calder's best sculptures "Mountain and Clouds". This enormous black 39-ton steel mountain has black aluminum clouds hovering overhead (largest weighs one ton). The scale is impressive. Visit your Senator---offices often have interesting photos and tidbits of home states. I once... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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