United States Capitol Visitor CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: First St NE, Washington, DC 20515, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2022268000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Tour, Family And Kids, Architecture
United States Capitol Visitor Center is a large underground addition to the originally existing United States Capitol complex. Located below the East front of the capitol and its plaza the destination is a must visit if you want to know more about the city. The center was made to hold the visitors that are waiting for taking atour of the capitol. So visit the destination and get to see amazing architecture and design.
- You can book tours.
- Official Business: Visitors with official business appointments may enter the Visitor Center as early as 7:15 a.m.
- Take a train from Union Station.
- Take a bus from NE 1st St & NE Maryland Av.
- Take a taxi or rental to the destination.
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1.88% of people who visit Washington D. C. include United States Capitol Visitor Center in their plan
50% of people start their United States Capitol Visitor Center visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see United States Capitol Visitor Center
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting United States Capitol Visitor Center
Very well run and amazing place to go to for free tours and visit to senate and House of representatives. They have an excellent first aid facility too. The staff nurse was super duper nice and friendly to help me with my small injury. The lunch self service restaurant was good too!! Big and affordable. Food tastes better than typical attraction cafe.
Always well done. I recommend that you use the professional tour guides instead of accepting a private tour from your political office's interns. The tour guides know an incredible amount is accurate and interesting information. There is almost no benefit to the smaller group setting that your senators or representatives may make available to you.
Well organized. Worth the visit. Wheel chair accessible. Inside includes museum, gift shop+ cafe. We visited for McCain's funeral. Full throttle security: no outside liquids, sprays. Line hidden, as entrance is underground. Observed at least six elderly or business attire (suits) passed out from heat, with immediate emergency responders. SEE THE State Hall of Statutes w 2 statues for each state, the original marble floor, Ben Franklin's secret spot to hear opposing party, and beautiful art work + Federalist decor. Air conditioned, ADA accessible, large bathrooms w ADA access, + clean. Cafe includes chocolate molded into shape of capital, Senate Bean Soup (A+), salad bar, grill, Asian+Indian food, coffee, tea + bottled drinks +fountain drinks. Seating limited and you'll sit close to staffers visitors and Members of Congress (MoC).
I strongly recommend this site, and make sure don't forget to book the Capital tour. It's free and very informative. If you have teenagers, make sure book this tour for them. Great learning experience and eye opening. In addition, the capital cafeteria is a good place to have lunch after the tour. Variety of foods and much cheaper than outside.
Our tour guide was great. Very informative and encouraged our group to ask as many questions as we could. Pro Tip: Ask questions! Most of our guides answers were more informative and interesting than the standard tour. However, you only get to see the main rotunda and that's about it. They don't take you into the two houses, even when Congress is not in session.