People tend to check in during these times:
Be sure to check out the statue of John L. "Jack" Swiggert, Jr., Apollo 13 astronaut (played by Kevin Bacon in the movie) and Congressman Elect from Colorado (he died before taking office).
Overpriced food here. Better of going to one of the House or Senate office buildings or the restaurants along Pennsylvania Ave.
You can now bring empty water bottles in the building. (At least we were able to for our toddler)
Get your pass ahead of tıme or prepare to waıt. Excellent experıence. Highly recommend!
Great tours! Docents are knowledgeable
Get off at the Smithsonian Metro if you are getting here. Any other station is too far.
No food or liquids allowed! So if you have a backpack, leave it at the cloak room at the library congress, Jefferson building. There is a tunnel connecting the two buildings.
I don't like it here!
Come early - it opens at 830 am
Liquid not allowed. But they allow empty bottles.
The doors are real heavy
Buy your Capitol gifts elsewhere-the prices here are really high.
Security is tight. Leave most items at hotel. No food, no empty water containers, pretty much just you and maybe paper.
Leave your drinks, food, and sense of privacy at the door. Less friendly than TSA guards will ruin your visit.
Friendly staff and well managed and organized.
Staff are very helpful and courteous. The guided tours are well done and well organized. They provide headphones so you can hear the guide speak.
Security check is very strict there. Take only camera there.
Try the chairs.
Closed on Sundays
Food or Beverage not allowed :(
Book your visit via web, it's much faster !
I wanted to see the mase.
Very helpful in catering to the needs of students with special needs.
Leave plenty of time to get through security. Don't bring any food, drink or sharp objects.
no containers allowed - even empty! jerks!
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Don't bring liquids. Thy just threw away my bottle of perfume.
Check out all the statues! Obviously, pose like some of them and snap a picture too!
Tours of the Capitol building can be arranged through the Visitor Center website (or by calling or emailing your Representative's or Senator's office a few weeks in advance).
where it all happens!
Where all can see, if eyes are open, the soft tyranny amongst us.
Lobster rolls are made with real chunk lobster! Heavenly, $14 but well worth it!
Don't bring your reusable water bottles. You can't take them inside whether they are full or empty.
Advance tickets were easy to get from my U.S. Senator's office. Well worth the effort. No wait time at all.
The restaurant is expensive. If you can, get over to one of the cafes in the surrounding office buildings. It gives you an even better Capitol experience.
Security Guards are a bit over the top with not letting any food items in, even sealed items. Why here? Verses all the other security points??
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Ask your Congressman or woman for a tour & don't try to bring in any food or beverages (not even empty bottles are allowed)!
Approved to be built in 2001. Cost was $621 million. Opened in December 2008. 580,000 sq. ft. (larger than the Capitol itself).
Ask me for a tour. If I'm going on break I'll take you around without the hassle and crowds. I'll be in the cvc orat the gallery doors.
Eat the chocolate cake in the restaurant. Just do it.
At Senate gallery check in phones iPods cameras batteries car key clickers electronic accessories umbrellas spare shoes water backpacks large bags briefcases, but not purses. Read the signs please!
Ask one of the security guards about Vince Flynn
This is an awesome place to check out the state of US history and politics, esp if you have a short window to explore.
Harass one of the tour guides by asking them questions about Dan Brown.
Enter the Visitors Center by first going to Library of Congress across the street. Use the the tunnel to the Visitors Center for shorter or virtually no lines.