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Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

  • Small-group walking tour of Capitol Hill
  • See where American laws are debated and made
  • Visit the largest library in the world
Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
From $49.00
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Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
From $49.00
Go to the heart of America's Legislative and Judicial branches of government on a small-group tour of Capitol Hill that explores the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. This tour goes inside each destination for a guided tour, and highlights include reserved-entry at the U.S. Capitol, a look at Thomas Jefferson's own book collection, and entry to the Supreme Court, with a guide to help bring Capitol Hill's fascinating politics and history to life.
What to Expect
Join an expert, local guide as you explore Capitol Hill inside and out.  Don't just view the buildings from the outside, take the tour and venture inside the following:
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Neptune Fountain outside the Library of Congress and make your way inside the U.S. Capitol for reserved entry for a guided tour of the Legislative branch of the U.S. Government. 

Then continue across to the Library of Congress Jefferson Building where you will see part of Thomas Jefferson's original collection of over 6,000 books he sold to Congress to replace those burned in the War of 1812, view the main reading room, a Gutenburg Bible and marvel over the stunning architecture work.

From there, visit the U.S. Supreme, the Judicial branch of the U.S. Government, and tour the building where cases that changed history were heard and settled.

Afterwards, get an exclusive tour of the Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater featuring the largest collection of Shakespeare first folios in the world. Step back in time as you view some of Shakespeare's original writing, the Grand Hall, special exhibits, and tour the Folger Theater.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2018
Excellent tour with a caveat

Liam is one of the better guides I have used in our travels. His enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge and experience was unmatched. He was passionate about the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and Folger's. He was very good about tying the tour to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Bos2traveler
Reviewed September 7, 2018
Fascinating insights into American history and democracy

Liam knows his stuff from the founding fathers to Shakespeare. Spent a fascinating morning learning about the creation of the institutions of power of the US. If we hadn't gone on this tour, I'd have skipped the Library of Congress (who wants to look at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 955AndyA
Reviewed August 28, 2018
Capital Hill Tour

Our Tour Guide Liam was excellent. Very knowledgeable about each site that we went to. Definitely, would recommend that you go on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018
Capitol Hill Tour

This was the first time our family planned a personal small group tour and we are happy to report it met our expectations (two teens impressed). Liam was on time and very knowledgeable, the timing at each site was well planned and we learned more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cleanaholic
Reviewed August 20, 2018
great guide

Tour guide provided so much detailed information of each site. Never felt rushed. Answered all questions. Definitely would recommend a must to do!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosemary M
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September 11, 2018|
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Response from 955AndyA | Reviewed this property |
There is a number for the guide in the booking - suggest you call?
Rebecca M
June 5, 2018|
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Response from BJBDalton | Reviewed this property |
On our tour, the capitol building was our first stop then we went to the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress then ended at Shakespeare Library.