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Senate and House Office Buildings

Address: Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202 224 3121
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Ranked #77 of 242 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Springfield, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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1,278 reviews 1,278 reviews
316 attraction reviews
694 helpful votes 694 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 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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