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Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol

Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, and Capitol Building
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Mark B.
    "your local Senator or Reps office.An intern"(3 Tips)
    Mark J.
    "... of the tree in the frieze above the door to the House side."(2 Tips)
    Janay W.
    "Construction going on donut covers the George Washington apotheosis"(2 Tips)
    Franco R.
    "... as the Apotheosis of George Washington, raising the President and General to a..."(2 Tips)
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  • Mark B.
    Mark BJune 29, 2015
    Tours are not as extensive as they used to be and you must have tickets.If you can try to get a tour through your local Senator or Reps office.An intern will be your guide and will be less rushed.
  • Franco R.
    Franco RippleAugust 30, 2013
    The painting in the center of the done is known as the Apotheosis of George Washington, raising the President and General to a godlike status. Below is a historical frieze 300 feet around.
  • Harjit
    HarjitMay 1, 2013
    One of my favorite places in DC. The Rotunda is gorgeous and you'll get a neck ache as you'll spend a lot of time looking up in awe!
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.February 16, 2015
    Look for the artist's face painted into the side of the tree in the frieze above the door to the House side.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TorrezMarch 16, 2015
    Capital done is under repair. But the artwork and architecture are unbelievable
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 4, 2016
    One of the most beautiful domes in the US. Currently under construction till 2017. Next presidential inauguration.
  • Janay W.
    Janay WinterApril 20, 2015
    Construction going on donut covers the George Washington apotheosis
  • Joseph G.
    Must see if you are going to Washington DC
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 15, 2010
    The First American to Lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda: Senator Henry Clay (1852); 11 Presidents have lied in State in the Capitol Rotunda (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, Taft, Kennedy, Hoov
  • Erik G.
    Erik GrayApril 20
    Amazing history and stories about what's on the walls.
  • Janay W.
    Janay WinterApril 20, 2015
    For the 150th birthday of Lincoln's death, Peterson house has been open 24 hrs/day.
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BullingtonOctober 29, 2013
    Get a personal tour from a Senator's intern!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Gorgeous! Got a neck ache for staring up all day.
  • Shay
    ShayApril 12, 2015
    Capture the moment. Breath it in. The painting is magnificent.
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 24, 2013
    Just shock and awe with the impressiveness of this room.
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BatesMarch 10, 2016
    Dad proposed to Mom here. And now here I am.
  • David L.
    David LazarusNovember 16, 2011
    Attending Gold Medal Ceremony with Astronaunts Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn Neil Armstrong and others.
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GelabertMay 2, 2013
    Beautiful and full of history!
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 15, 2010
    The Rotunda is 96 feet in diameter and rises 180 feet 3 inches to the canopy.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SelwayJune 1, 2013
    Beautiful building!
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 1, 2011
    President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act here in the Rotunda on August 6, 1965.
  • Wilian G.
    O Lincon memorial é fantástico
  • Carlos J.
    Carlos JuárezMarch 23, 2016
    La vista Es impresionante
  • Silvina G.
    Silvina GutierrezJune 5, 2015
    Bello muy lindo lugar
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