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United States Capitol

Capitol Building
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Tom J.
    "Free tour and a lot of information about Congress, amazing!"(11 Tips)
    Landon H.
    "your Congressman or Congresswoman."(5 Tips)
    Promethean F.
    "sure to get a glimpse into the chambers of the House and Senate!"(3 Tips)
    Harjit
    "The guided tours inside are a must do."(43 Tips)
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  • The White House
    The White HouseJanuary 21, 2013
    On January, 21, 2013, President Obama took the oath of office and delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Read more
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • 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.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 1, 2010
    The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored.
  • Mingrui Y.
    Mingrui YiMarch 12
    Beautiful building, lots of history. Call you local congressman to set up a tour. If you see Paul Ryan, ask him how those tax cuts for those making over $500,000 are going.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph FeinAugust 10, 2014
    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
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellDecember 27, 2013
    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.
  • park t.
    park tanDecember 31, 2013
    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*
  • U.S. Capitol
    U.S. CapitolDecember 29, 2011
    In addition to its active use by Congress, the Capitol building is a museum of American art and history. Each year, it is visited by an millions of people from around the world. Read more
  • Shane M.
    Shane McKenzieNovember 8, 2016
    Amazing history and architecture. Book the tour and also visit House of Representatives Debating Chamber and Exhibition Hall. Allow at least half a day.
  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitAugust 28, 2016
    Very good location, like a statue. You can watch around from the stairs and big garden in the front.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzwaterJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Contact your senator or congressperson to get information on tours or visit the CVC for a red coat tour. Also make sure to check out the Senate and House galleries as well to see congress in action.
  • Dorothy R.
    Dorothy RMay 24, 2016
    See and do everything!!!! The flags are flying, both houses are in session. A must do!!! #history
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 30, 2014
    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.
  • Ankush S.
    Ankush SaxenaFebruary 15, 2013
    The heart of the United States politics. They offer tours as well, I'd highly recommend a tour to see the inside of this historic building.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJanuary 21, 2015
    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
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesJanuary 11, 2011
    The Jelly Belly company created their popular blueberry flavor for President Reagan's 1981 inauguration. The already existing cherry and coconut flavors rounded out the patriotic mix.
  • Puck P.
    Puck PeijnenburgOctober 19, 2014
    Use the underground tunnel between the Capitol and the congress library. Don't need to go to an extra security check and more lines.
  • CARE
    CAREMay 10, 2013
    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
  • United States Capitol
    United States CapitolMarch 24, 2014
    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
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew O ConnorJune 11, 2013
    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
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    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.
  • Holly H.
    Holly HendersonJune 29, 2012
    Never bring perfume in your purse! I learned the hard way; there is 3 oz bottle of body spray (bought specifically for my trip :| ) outside in the trash right now. I am not happy!!
  • CARE
    CAREApril 24, 2013
    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
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzwaterJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This building has more history than any other building in Washington, D.C. I love interning for my senator and working in this amazing building.
  • Climate Ride
    Climate RideSeptember 18, 2013
    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!
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GironOctober 9, 2012
    Want a great photo angle? Head not o the center but to the right side (when facing the bldg). You'll find the Capitol peeking behind 2 trees. Love that angle!
  • CARE
    CAREMarch 12, 2013
    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
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 30, 2013
    A magnificent building and architecture. The guided tours inside are a must do. Worth the experience.
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 15, 2016
    Amazing architecture. One of the few places that looks as big in person as it does on film.
  • Noah G.
    Noah GellerAugust 15, 2012
    The best time to come is right before evening--but staying too long will result in being bombarded by legions of flies!
  • a l e x a
    a l e x aJune 17, 2012
    Take the tour .... I'm glad I went to an American grade school and didn't forget my history lessons!!!
  • Things You Should Do
    Things You Should DoNovember 23, 2011
    Ask your congressman to invite you on the "Inside the Dome" tour. Only 20 people on tour, you climb inside the dome itself and then take photos from the cupola. Fantastic views!
  • Bea N.
    Bea Navarro-HerbertOctober 17, 2011
    Get your tickets for the tours the day before to avoid long lines and plan your day accordingly....no food allowed in some buildings, so if you pack any fruit eat it before the checkpoints or trash :(
  • Janice L.
    Janice LeahOctober 21, 2010
    Cool thing to do inside: under the main rotunda (dome) have 2 ppl stand on opposite sides of floor, have 1 speak softly & see if the other can hear what was said. Learned this in grade school trip :)
  • DC Preservation League
    The area’s present formal, iconic appearance is largely a 20th-century creation based on the McMillan Commission’s interpretation of the L’Enfant Plan.
  • United States Capitol
    Please review the prohibited items list before visiting the Capitol. There is no storage onsite for any prohibited items. Read more
  • Harjit
    HarjitApril 24, 2013
    A must see landmark in DC. Amazing architecture and super stunning.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JanssenJuly 29, 2016
    Free tour and a lot of information about Congress, amazing!
  • Julian K.
    Julian KrinskyJune 18, 2012
    The U.S. Capitol Building now serves a museum of history. It's one of the most visited buildings in Washington D.C. each year.
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloJuly 22, 2016
    Make sure to get your tickets in advance—this is one of the most crowded of all the DC spots.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChristineDecember 30, 2011
    Parking is free in the SAA spaces if it's a weekend!! Always free when congress is not in session!!!
  • Gabriel N.
    Gabriel NaldisApril 17, 2012
    The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world.
  • Lars-Christian E.
    Lars-Christian ElvenesSeptember 2, 2010
    Impressive on both the outside and inside. Get the tour while you're there and learn a bit of history about the US.
  • United States Capitol
    United States CapitolMarch 11, 2013
    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
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorSeptember 25, 2011
    Despite what you think of congress, come by for an iconic view of the building that houses the US' body of legislation.
  • Shay
    ShayApril 12, 2015
    Get your gallery pass before you go on tour. No food slowed in. But big cafe available in the visitor center.
  • Amnesty International B.
    The will of the people shall be the basis of the government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be by secret vote.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The Capital of the World, Chocolate City, City of Magnificent Distances, District of Crime, City of Trees. OR just DC.
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YMarch 9, 2012
    Before the Great War, the United States Capitol Building housed the legislative branch of the government of the United States.
  • Ilona L.
    Ilona LaRueApril 19, 2014
    Call your senator's office and arrange the tour ahead of time - April is crazy busy!
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