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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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Make sure you make reservations on line or through your representatives or senators. Makes the visit much easier. Tour guide Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and k ew the names and history of every statue!
Never thought that the Capitol building was this big and covered so much area. ** One hint to get past the long security lines due to the tour buses at the capital,visit the Library of Congress that is across the street. When you are done...More
The Capitol building is a must visit just to appreciate its position in Washington DC and the size of the place, lots of steps front and back, didn't have time to do the tour but wandered around the building took in the sight of it...More
We enjoyed our visit to the Capitol. We had prebooked and there was no queue. You can only go round with a guide, and we had strict instructions not to loose him! There were lots of people milling around, but somehow everyone manages to stay...More
We went online several weeks ago and booked our FREE tour for 9:30 AM on a weekday. There were groups of school kids, but not an overwhelming number. It was a great day to tour the Capitol with the guide who provided headsets so that...More
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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
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 person. Hope this helps x
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
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 tickets. When we were there in February, we did it the other way round. We went on an earlier tour that day than originally booked just by waiting in line for available tickets. It's worth a try.
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.