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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I contacted my representative about a white house tour and they helped with that but offered me a tour of the capital building as well. My family loved it. It was just us and one more couple. (We saw a lot of big tour groups as we walked. Do it this way. It's free and more personal). We got to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a private tour of the Capitol from the intern of our state senator. It is my understanding that every state senator has interns who can give you private tours if you call in advance. So cool to stand where many senators and future presidents stood/sat. Kids got a kick out of standing on the site of Lincoln's desk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

These are 2 different areas to visit after you joined to long queues to visit the Capitol Dome. We were unfortunate to join long queues again, each time, leaving our possessions at each reception in order not to disturb the Senate or House of Representatives if they are in session. We did not witness anything though, yet we had to... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Noticed that I am last reviewer, but it was written a year ago and discussed a different building. I am back for another visit to see our family member who is a hill staffer, and now he is in a new building. This building, as with other government buildings, start with the security screenings. After that, went up to the... More 

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