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About United States Capitol, Washington D. C.

The United States Capitol Building is where the legislature of the country meets and conducts its affairs. The lovely domed structure isn’t just a pretty sight; it stands as a symbol of the country in many ways.

The monument is located at Capitol Hill and is a wonderful example of official architecture that is both impressive as well as beautiful. Tourists flock to this place not just because of its political importance but due to its cultural significance as well. There is a beautiful fresco painted on the interior of the capitol’s dome that is certainly worth seeing. The interiors are intricately carved and art from the world over graces its walls. Another interesting thing to see here is the National Statuary Hall where there are two statues from each of the fifty states of America. Some of the greatest personalities from the country have been honoured here. A visit to the US Capitol is a must while travelling to Washington D.C.

United States Capitol Information

  • A guided tour will be able to acquaint you better with the place but if you don’t want to see the place from the inside, the self-guided tours are free and grant you access to the botanic gardens, the Statuary Hall and the grounds.

How To Get To United States Capitol by Public Transport

  • Capitol Driveway NW

Restaurants Near United States Capitol

  • Le Bon Cafe
  • Taqueria Nacional
  • Starbucks

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Address: First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Phone: +1-2022268000

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour
View Deal Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour 98 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours From USD 32.88/person

The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol. This three-hour Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour combines history, interesting facts, and a love for the city with an easy bike ride.

Washington DC Segway Tour
View Deal Washington DC Segway Tour 357 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours From USD 70.45/person

As you cruise through the Nation's Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide. The Segway is the first of its kind - It's new, it's cool and a ton of fun!

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour
View Deal Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab To... 5 Reviews | Duration: 40 minutes From USD 86.3/person

Hop in a pedicab and let your informative guide do the work as you explore Washington DC's must-see sights. At the National Mall, see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol, and check out some interesting historical and cultural attractions including the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the National Archives Building, Chinatown and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Learn about the sights from your guide and play some trivia games for a chance to win a prize!

Washington DC in a Day Tour
View Deal Washington DC in a Day Tour 235 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours From USD 53.43/person

Soak up the best of Washington DC on this full-day tour that combines informative narration with free time to explore popular sights. Step off your coach to visit top DC attractions including the US Capitol, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian museums and World War II Memorial on your own. Drive by other major landmarks including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, National Gallery of Art and US Navy Memorial. This tour makes it easy to capture amazing photos and make the most of your time in the US capital!

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  • Let's just say amazing. Our great people who elect those to go forward to represent not all our interests but the American people. Through greatness that need's is a house for those who need to bring forth the greatness of our nation to pass law's etc, and special intranets for the American people. How great we have it with what we have. The greatness of America isn't in the houses in Washington but the hearts and minds of those who go through these doors to represent the best of the best in the US. For the world sees how to do it, we show it forward.

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  • Visiting the U.S. Capitol is an experience that should not be passed up. There's incredible views, picture taking opportunities, and much history to learn. Unfortunately, our tour guide was quite rude but it didn't get in the way of having a good time. Even had the chance to walk right by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. That's certainly not something that happens every day!

  • Capitol place is best place to visit in Washington DC Tips : don't waste your time in taking pictures outside... Inside there are lots of thing to do... Book a Capitol tour on web prior.. Go to Capitol Visitor Tour section for same.... Don't carry any food and water N enjoy tour d Capitol with guide... It's absolutely free And later u can come out and take pics till late evening Time is upto 4.20 only

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  • Was able to experience our nation's Capitol thanks to a tour through our state's congressman. We ALL have this access, you just need to get in touch with your representative. Seeing the house and congressional chambers is something everyone should take the time for. What happens there effects all of us.

  • If I were building my own legislative branch building to house the upper and lower houses of the most powerful nation on earth, I couldn't have done a better job myself! Seriously, this - along with the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court building, are impressive in the truest sense. Here, the richness of our legislative history is seen from every state and epoch since our beginning. I will load photos once I return to a computer - iPhone 6+ is great but this deserved more. You're only cheating yourself if you don't visit.

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