U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington DC: Hours, Address, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Capitol South • 7 min walk

4.5
1,010 reviews
Excellent
562
Very good
305
Average
86
Poor
32
Terrible
25

Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Jun 2019
It is a large underground addition to the United States Capitol complex. Our daughter arranged this spectacular experience which we really enjoyed. Iconic architecture.
Written May 20, 2020
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John B
Norristown, PA224 contributions
Mar 2020
The U.S. Capitol building is one of my favorite places in Washington DC. I've had the privilege to have been there twice and would easily go again. As other reviews have noted, book in advance. You can also request tickets from your congressman/woman or one of your Senators. I was able to book tickets through my former Congressman. To see where are laws are debated and formed is an amazing experience. You can even see the old chambers where they used to debate. It truly is an amazing experience.
Written April 7, 2020
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CrazyBelgianTraveler
Toronto, Canada99 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
The highlight of our DC trip. Really worth the visit, however do book in advance to make sure you can go. We had Garet as our guide, he’s truly a historian and knows EVERYTHING about the Capitol and general US history. Great guy and great experience. Must do when in DC 👌
Written March 25, 2020
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Waunderlust
Houston, TX1,733 contributions
Mar 2020
It's free to get in, we enjoyed the history and education on the Constitution. Of course, love the statues all around lol. This was definitely a cool thing !
Written March 16, 2020
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Ajkpsu
Upper Saint Clair, PA43 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
The Upper St. Clair girls lacrosse team appreciated the personal tour of the US Capitol from the staff of MiKe Doyle. They were very knowledgeable and shared many facts with us including the statues from PA and how John Quincy Adams could heat across the floor. The girls and chaperones learned a lot from them. Unfortunately, the gallery was closed but everything else was worth seeing.
Written March 14, 2020
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Cindy
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Ms. HEADLEY was our tour guide through this amazing building! My sister, nephew and I were very impressed with Ms. Headley's in depth knowledge of the building and the tour. You could ask questions which she was happy to answer.
Written February 23, 2020
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David C
Spanaway, WA15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was very easy yet very hard to get around by car, on foot, or by moped. GPS went in circles. Traffic was crazy! Yet people didn’t get frustrated. Amazing. Food trucks = best food ever!! The beauty is unmatched. Awe inspiring!! The amount of police was stunning. Every corner had at least one. Felt quite safe actually. I have to come back and spend more time. 4 days was no where near enough time!!
Written February 9, 2020
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,417 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This is where you go to start and end your tour of the Capitol building. The staff here were very helpful. There is a good restaurant to eat at. Something for all the family and good prices. There are lots of clean bathrooms and two coat check places. They have an informative guide to the statues that are around the main hall. Love the one of Helen Keller amongst others.
Written January 18, 2020
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Dianne M
Nashville, TN34 contributions
Nov 2019
Took the public tour of the Capitol, starting at the Visitor's Center. We had previously made a reservation online. Short line to get our entrance tags. Once it was time for our tour, escorted into an auditorium to watch a short film. Then divided into groups, each of which had a tour guide. Visited the Rotunda, Statuary Hall and Exhibition Hall. Tour guide was excellent; we learned so much. Next, after obtaining passes from out US Representative, we did a tour of the House Gallery. What an interesting experience!
Written December 29, 2019
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michelle r
Lake Worth, FL840 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
What an amazing structure to learn about on a very interesting and entertaining tour. Matt was our tour guide and he was so funny yet very informative. The building is so beautiful and the artistry is amazing! I loved every minute of the tour.
Written December 18, 2019
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