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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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Senate and House Tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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1,140 reviews 1,140 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
57 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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24 helpful votes 24 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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