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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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Where the Work Really Happens

This is where the business of Congress really happens. This is where Congressional staffs perform constituent services, research, perform legislative affairs, and most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is where the business of Congress really happens. This is where Congressional staffs perform constituent services, research, perform legislative affairs, and most importantly....this is where you can get tours of Capitol Hill and get tickets to the viewing galleries.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The office buildings are where your representatives have an office. You need to go there to get tickets to see the house and senate proceedings. It was interesting looking up my representative in the computers in the Capitol and then finding the office building and then going to my representative's building. It looks like there are maybe 5 or 6... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Senate Building has one of the best gift shops in the city. They had quality merchandise and good prices.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's on Capitol Hill so if your in the area just walk east from the Supreme Court. Looks like every other building downtown. Beautiful entrances but just offices beyond that which your not allowed without an appointment. Imagine our elected officials having to meet with people without an appointment. The building would be a bigger tourist exhibit if you got... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is where it all happens. Yes it's an historic government building but there's no denying the amount of history you are looking at. I love the architecture especially the rotunda however I did not go inside to see the long corridors. Is there anything else to see inside.. I doubt.

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SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The most powerful buildings in the Free World. The heart of our Government lies behind the walls. "Capitol Hill" as it's called is where all our law makers have their Congressional and Senatorial Offices. These buildings are magnificent to see and visit. There is some much history that it's worth visiting while seeing Washington DC. The congressional office buildings are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While the Rotunda of the capitol is a sight to see, the office buildings where our elected officials mismanage the country are not. If you enjoy long marble corridors and occasional sighting of a famous politician then knock yourself out, otherwise you are much better off checking out the nearby Library of Congress or Botanic Gardens, they are both amazing... More 

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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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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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