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U.S. Capitol

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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
+1 202-226-8000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a short trip this summer, they were actually getting ready for the 4th of July festivities and it was surrounded by trucks and ppl unloading things, besides that its a really breathtaking place way bigger than in looks in pictures and definitely a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cesar A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best movie to remind us WHY we passed the civil rights act, the clean air and water act, the disabilities act--there are so many reasons our wonderful government works the way it does and here you can learn about it and take pride in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melisa C
Reviewed 4 days ago

While in D.C. we had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Capitol and enjoyed all aspects of our visit. The tour guides provide much insight into the history and daily activities of The Capitol. If you have the chance, you can get gallery passes from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend pre-booking to go inside. The day we arrived there were not spots left on the tours. The grounds are just as lovely and very well maintained.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelnikk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Capital is such a historic place but also a working location for our House if Representatives a d Senate. I didn't realize the first Supreme court was in the building. Abraham Lincoln made the right decision to rebuild after the fire. Contact your representative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonB4610
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place to walk and drive around. The grounds are well-maintained and clean. The Capitol building itself is grand and spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 5 days ago

WE got there to late to get inside, and I understand getting inside doesn't always happen. The Capitol Police were very nice, answered our questions. It was late and getting cold, so I hope to see it when I have more time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was from NJ and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Reservations can be made when you are there or made ahead of time. We had no problem getting a tour promptly with no advanced reservations. The tour started off with a brief...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited during security meetings in DC Great place - unbelievable how well maintained it is - and took some time to speak with guards - they spend day and night keeping the area safe Great place to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The impressive capital building is a must see when in Washington. The impressive building gives a glimpse of US history. The impressive senate and house floors are an interesting visit, however a shame that we weren’t able to see them in session.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
Kathryn B
28 March 2018|
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Response from 603lean | 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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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.