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Review of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill
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Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

My wife, who if from the Dom Rep, and I absolutely loved this tour. And it's FREE! Nice movie about the history and they give you headphones so you can hear your guide no matter what on the walking tour. Super informative guides make this extra special too. I don't know what else to tell you, just go do it! Even just standing around outside can give you chills.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Whether you're a fan of the government or not you have to appreciate walking the grounds around the Capitol Building where our country has made both great and not so great decisions for a few hundred years. The overt security presence detracts a little but is obviously necessary. Don't forget to do your best impersonation of the Bill from School House Rock!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Even as an international visitor, I could book a tour online. Going into the building was well worth the additional effort and organisation. I was also able to secure a ticket to visit the House after the tour was finished. Going behind the scenes and seeing the art and sculpture and find out more of the history was good. Even if you don't bool a tour, there are some interesting items in display in the Vistors Centre. This is at the back of the building down some steps.... Not clear if you just visit the front steps for a photo

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We did a tour with friends who contacted their senator and arranged a tour. We entered the senators building and met one of the interns who took us through using the underground train that the Senators use (absoultely a highlight). We then toured the building, seeing the film in the visitors centre and having the statues explained as well as the whispering gallery etc. By going with an intern we skipped the recorded tour and headset but got to see all the sights. We also had passes to sit in the gallery of both the house of representatives and congress - where you sit quietly and listen to the powers that be. We got to see John McCain and heard deliberations over flooding and work visas. Really interesting to us from the UK to see how they work differently. The gift shop was pleasant and as a bonus we bumped into the senator and our friends got their picture taken with him. I really recommend asking your senator for a tour to get the extras.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Okay parking was a breeze here which surprised me. We were literally able to pack in front of the building. Kids loved signing the school house rock song and we were able to take pictures. We did not take the tour because there was a security problem that day and the building was off limits.

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