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U.S. Capitol: Tours & Tickets

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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

When we arrived, we were greeted at the outside visitor center. We we offered a ride up capital hill to the underground visitor center where we were able to get tickets to tour the Capital Building. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the architecture...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ten years ago, I did a private tour with someone from my representative’s office, but for this trip, we thought we would try the Visitor’s Center tour. We originally scheduled a tour time online, but when we got there, they said we could go earlier....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank allygator78
Reviewed 3 days ago

So cool to see in person. The grounds are maintained so well and it was neat to learn a little about the history!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 3 days ago

we scheduled a private tour of the capital through our senator, and found it fascinating and wonderful experience

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank W4541CBcarolt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thought the tour was fun. Seeing the inside to the rotunda is amazing. The guide we had was very knowledgeable about all the statues and paintings while on the tour. He tried to personalize the tour to the states represented while on the tour. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 90 minute tours are the response to the crush of tourists that descend on the nations capitol. I have visited the US Capitol at various times, beginning in the 1960s. The visitors ability to see and experience has decreased due to the aforementioned tourist...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Flying_Texan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely write to your representative, the staff led tours are so much more intimate than the huge tours you can get through the visitors center.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AAS
Reviewed 6 days ago

We cruised through the grounds as we were on sit down scooters and it was too late to go inside. We also had no reservations. Nice clean grounds. Exterior was being renovated as were may of the monuments in DC. Great day and beautiful weather...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank casper684
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour of the US Capital compliments of my Congressman and his staff. Great insights into its' history, architecture, the Rotunda, original supreme court, the Lincoln catafalgue, the House Floor, and so much more.....

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TSD51
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best place, amazing building much nicer than the White House, we went on the guilted tour which was very well done, the staff are very informative, you can’t walk round on your own you must do a tour just queue...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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mambj
27 August 2019|
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Response from 241sarnold | Reviewed this property |
They mentioned selfie sticks when I went through. Not sure how that may apply in your case.
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Response from 560summerm | Reviewed this property |
I signed up ahead of time so we didn’t have to wait in line. Just showed up 10 min before our tour time. Definitely do the tour! It’s worth it to learn all of the interesting stories you wouldn’t learn by looking at the... More
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Response from MarineAir10 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. It’s a log way away and sadly, the US Capitol building is in what I would describe as ‘less’ than the best neighborhood in Washington D.C. I strongly recommend Uber and Lyft for Washington sight seeing as the... More
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