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The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt...more
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Reviewed yesterday

They are still trying to finish some reconstruction. The tour is well worth it. I loved being in the rotunda and listening to details about the painting at the top of the rotunda. Loved hearing about the early pre Civil War fight the took place...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour of the nation’s Capitol was a great educational experience for our kids. Meredith’s knowledge of the historical aspects of the building was more than I could have hoped for and she kept our girls engaged the entire tour! Awesome!!

Thank erikhW274NZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a magnificent structure and would be great to tour but security pretty much prevents that. Each tour group is about 60 people and there are a lot of tour groups at the same time, winding like sheep through the structure. You are far...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The capitol building is like the parliament. It's really huge and beautiful. It's opposite is the Washington monument.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As many times as I have seen on TV nothing is better than seeing the Capitol in person and walking around the grounds. I did not end up doing the inside tour but was amazed by the outside and just all of the history here.

Thank CindyMcN
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour was very interesting and educational. We really enjoyed the stories behind the statues and how they are chosen. Great place for kids to learn about the history of our nation's capitol.

Thank jeepn4
Reviewed 4 days ago

All the political circus that is displayed on TV makes us forget how much democracy is not a given everywhere and that for millions of people, this is an essential part of the American Dream

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was very impressed with how easy it was to get a tour and the extraordinary organisation of these tours once inside. Moreover getting tickets to view the senate in session was very easy and a thrill. The White House could learn a thing or...More

Thank Binman62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Magnificent! The statues are great in the rotunda. This tour was set up by our Congressman. They are closed Sundays. We went to our Congressman’s office and picked up passes to see the House and Senate.

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get inside except via Visitors Centre but you have to walk all around the building - stunning!

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Meredith G
25 July 2018|
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Response from Welsh_Bev | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week. You will be made to throw any food and water / drinks away prior to entry. We ate there and it was actually really reasonable. We also bought a hotdog and water at the mall which was under $5 per... More
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Kathryn B
28 March 2018|
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Response from Lea N | Reviewed this property |
normally, you can just go to the Capitol and stand in line for vacant tickets if you haven't booked them online. so if you get there later than your tickets say, you'll have to stand in line to get the next available... More
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25 November 2017|
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Response from tlp723 | Reviewed this property |
You are able to bring bags in--there are size limitations though so check the website or with your member of Congress' office. No food or snacks at all, empty water bottles are allowed that you can refill at water fountains.
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