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United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building

Capitol Building · Southeast Washington
US Capitol (First St. NE/SE and East Capitol Street), Washington, D.C. 20515, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Wi-Fi:
Free

The United States Capitol is home to the U.S. House of Representatives (house.gov) and U.S. Senate (senate.gov). Book a tour at http://visitthecapitol.gov/.

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    sqeptiq
    "The best congress money can buy!"(10 Tips)
    Josafat M.
    "Call your congressman in advance!"(4 Tips)
    Harjit
    "The guided tours inside are a must do."(39 Tips)
    Aaron L.
    "Get a tour from someone on your congressperson's staff."(3 Tips)
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  • Lydia S.

    Tours are great! A must see for the whole family!

    Lydia Soto Rodriguez · July 16, 2015
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  • Brett G.

    Things don't get done here.

    Brett Garwood · July 11, 2015
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  • Shay

    Get your gallery pass before you go on tour. No food slowed in. But big cafe available in the visitor center.

    Shay · April 12, 2015
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  • Riley L.

    Here be dragons!

    Riley Lynch · March 31, 2015
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  • DoubleDeuce

    If you want a tour, reach out to your Congressperson and ask for an intern to show you around the House and Senate chambers. It's our building, we the people, so get to know it.

    DoubleDeuce · March 3, 2015
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  • Mark H.

    Tours are awesome!

    Mark H · February 25, 2015
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  • Bahaeddine T.

    Business day

    Bahaeddine Tounekti · January 22, 2015
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  • Karl W.

    Although I cannot say much about the people that reside within its walls, to see it with the scaffolding around the dome right now is quite interesting

    Karl Warren · January 21, 2015
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  • Ricco R.

    The Cap is doing its biggest annual pimp age (paint job)

    Ricco Richardson · January 6, 2015
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  • Chris t.

    Tours are available even if you didn't reserve. Visit the Senate Gallery by getting a ticket from the Senate Admissions desk. Take the tunnel to the Library of Congress to avoid doing security again.

    Chris the vegetarian · December 30, 2014
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  • Gilles B.

    Interesting (free!) tours!

    Gilles Boeykens · December 13, 2014
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  • Puck P.

    Use the underground tunnel between the Capitol and the congress library. Don't need to go to an extra security check and more lines.

    Puck Peijnenburg · October 19, 2014
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  • Arlene G.

    Taking the tour

    Arlene Grinnell · September 23, 2014
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  • Joe B.

    The guided tour is a snoozer

    Joe Boccio · September 13, 2014
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  • Mike B.

    My favorite building. So much history and beauty 🇺🇸

    Mike Barker · September 13, 2014
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  • Jimmy K.

    Take the tour and learn something, then watch C-SPAN and realize you know more about government than the people on TV.

    Jimmy Kastner · September 4, 2014
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  • Joseph F.

    It is the Temple of American Democracy. The people on the floors might be imperfect, but the Institution and beauty of the place will overwhelm you. Try to get tickets to a State of the Union address

    Joseph Fein · August 10, 2014
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  • Dirty B.

    The entire district is based off of the Capitol!

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Daniel X.

    The symbol of the world's oppression.

    Daniel Xelanader · July 22, 2014
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  • Derral E.

    Get a tour with your senator's staff... Much better

    Derral Eves · July 4, 2014
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  • Affinia Hotel Collection

    Visit the landmark where laws are made, located just one block from the hotel. This major national landmark is not to be missed. Tours are conducted from 8:50 AM to 3:20 PM Monday through Saturday.

    Affinia Hotel Collection · June 12, 2014
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  • Ilona L.

    Call your senator's office and arrange the tour ahead of time - April is crazy busy!

    Ilona LaRue · April 19, 2014
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  • Atlas A.

    Are Your Clients Struggling To Lose Weight? Maybe It's Not Your Program, Maybe It's Their PHYSIOLOGY! Read more

    Atlas Aloe · April 12, 2014
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  • Hot S.

    So I didn't get a chance to go inside but the outside is still quite impressive😯

    Hot Sand · April 11, 2014
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  • United States Capitol Building

    This official guide to state statues brings you information on statues in the U.S. Capitol donated by individual states to honor people notable in their history. Read more

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  • Sean M.

    Congress works here! ...just kidding, they don't work.

    Sean McGrath · January 14, 2014
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  • park t.

    TIP: G-E-N-E-R-A-L- C-O-M-M-E-N-T*: OFFICIALS DUTIES LAURA BALAGTAS affecting members in general* Praying NOT to COLLABORATE TO PERFECT ACCOMPLISHMENT OF CRIMES*

    park tan · December 31, 2013
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  • Landon H.

    Get a free tour from the interns of your Congressman or Congresswoman. Call ahead, make the appointment, dodge the lines, walk in underground tunnels, eat in a Capitol Hill cafeteria for lunch.

    Landon Howell · December 27, 2013
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  • Sidney C.

    Before you tour the Capitol, look up your representative's office and visit them to get gallery passes to the both the house and senate.

    Sidney Chun · October 22, 2013
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  • Climate Ride

    Climate Riders: Hooray! You made it! You pedaled all the way from the heart of Manhattan to Washington D.C. to raise money and awareness for a sustainable future!

    Climate Ride · September 18, 2013
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  • Brian B.

    Before visiting, call your representative to schedule a private/semi-private tour with an intern.

    Brian Balla · September 8, 2013
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  • Mandar S.

    Great views from the National Mall.

    Mandar Shidhore · September 7, 2013
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  • Dylan C.

    Don't approve of the war to Syrian by Obama, i hate WAR, save the money for build children USA

    Dylan Cody · September 2, 2013
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  • Tom S.

    Take the tour. It's fantastic.

    Tom Sakell · August 26, 2013
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  • Josafat M.

    Call your congressman in advance!

    Josafat Moragrega · August 16, 2013
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  • Patrick P.

    Think airport security when visiting...

    Patrick Pace · August 10, 2013
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  • Sheri C.

    Sure are a lot of stairs

    Sheri Carbone · July 6, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Tours start at the Capitol Visitor Center and begin with a 13-minute film, followed by viewings of the Crypt of the Capitol, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall. They usually last an hour. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · June 27, 2013
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  • Chris B.

    Be sure to remember your eggs and rotten tomatoes

    Chris Barber · June 20, 2013
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  • Andrew O.

    Look forward to Bringing the Charity of @ a penny for water to join its Counterpart already there - maybe you can make this Dream Happen and some Magic can Happen

    Andrew O Connor · June 11, 2013
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  • United States Capitol Building

    Please review the prohibited items list before visiting the Capitol. There is no storage onsite for any prohibited items. Read more

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  • CARE

    Shouldn't every woman be able to decide when, with whom and how often to have children? Sign and share if you agree! http://ar.gy/4C_c Photo: 2011/CARE

    CARE · May 10, 2013
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  • Harjit

    A tour of the Capitol is a must. Magnificent!

    Harjit · May 1, 2013
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  • Harjit

    A magnificent building and architecture. The guided tours inside are a must do. Worth the experience.

    Harjit · April 30, 2013
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  • suicide_blond

    excellent place to chase squirrels !

    suicide_blond · April 29, 2013
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  • CARE

    Food aid reform could feed up to 4 million more people without costing taxpayers a single dollar. Sign if you agree with President Obama that change is crucial: http://ar.gy/43sA

    CARE · April 24, 2013
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  • Harjit

    A must see landmark in DC. Amazing architecture and super stunning.

    Harjit · April 24, 2013
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  • CARE

    A CARE asks Senator Sherrod Brown to sign a letter to Secretary Kerry asking him to end violence against women now at the 2013 CARE National Conference lobby day. http://bit.ly/ZwWJoB

    CARE · March 12, 2013
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  • United States Capitol Building

    Beginning Monday, March 11, the Capitol Visitor Center presents a selection of historic documents and artifacts in Exhibition Hall entitled “Conflict and Compromise.” Read more

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  • Silvio S.

    Free visit at East Capital Street x 1st Street NW, 225-6827 from 08:30 to 16:30

    Silvio Santos · February 26, 2013
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