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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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Amazing Architecture and History

This is a great place to visit when in D. C. The architecture is great and the history of the building is pretty magnificent. Take your kids. If they are in session, try to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Little Rock, AR
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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit when in D. C. The architecture is great and the history of the building is pretty magnificent. Take your kids. If they are in session, try to watch for a bit. It is interesting.

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Hartford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the US Capitol Building. Was far and away the best place we saw in Washington DC. We were on the Metro talking to a young man and asked him where he was going for the day. He said he was an intern for a Congressman. We said that is where we going. He told us to follow humans... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Low-cost lunches are available in the Russell Senate building if you need a lunch place after visiting the Capitol Building. Other good lunch place is the Dept of Agriculture by the Bureau of Engraving. Buildings are impressive with European influences.

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, this time we walked around the buildings, and reminisced about the previous times we had visited and just walked in with a cursory security check. I don't think that it was even that long ago. However, we were running out of time and did not wish to find out if the rules had really changed. We did... More 

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and gain a sense of American heritage and pride. Beautiful architecture, statues, and paintings grace the walls and floors of this building. Read the reviews to gain an understanding of the history of this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Senate and House buildings are mostly older and very nice with marble floors and so forth. Not too much to look at except going to the offices of your Member of Congress and Senators. But everyone should do that just to see what it's like and how it works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The buildings are interesting and always full of people. They have paintings or sculptures that are full of history. It's a nice place to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Depending on which senator's office you visit, you will get a totally different experience. It would be good to call ahead of time to schedule a tour through your state senator's office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Unless you are really interested in Congress or are going to stop by to see your Congressman, wouldn't prioritize these. But most Congressional offices have a regular weekly time when you can go in to see your Senator or Congressman, which can be a nice stop on your trip, and they can also arrange gallery tickets to see the House/Senate... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Great place to see if your traveling to DC. Just beware of traffic during rush hour, it is horrible and there can be limited parking. Take the metro!

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