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 - Review
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.
United States Capitol Visitor Center Ticket Prices
- You can book tours.
United States Capitol Visitor Center Hours
- Official Business: Visitors with official business appointments may enter the Visitor Center as early as 7:15 a.m.
How To reach United States Capitol Visitor Center by Public Transport
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting United States Capitol Visitor Center
1.89% 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
United States Capitol Visitor Center Trips
United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington D. C. Reviews
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).
Great experience! We reserved tickets for a tour on 8/22/2018 and the check in process was easy. The security check to enter the building was quick. Give yourself plenty of time, though, because the facility is large and it may take a bit of time to get to where you need to be. The visitor center is very clean and well-kept. The food prices in the cafeteria were very reasonable for the area (we paid around $18 for a cheeseburger with fries, chicken fingers with fries, and a lemonade). We did not have a stroller or wheelchair, but there seemed to be plenty of assistance and accommodations available. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. We really liked our tour guide.
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.
My wife and I took a tour of the Capitol building and it was great! If you're going to go contact your congressman and they will assign a trained guide to take you through Congress and the Capitol building. You get your own private guide! How cool is that? Make sure you remember to not bring a pocket knife or anything like that because they do a rigorous screening for entry into the building
They do a great job! Allow ample time to visit the exhibits. Guides and other staff are friendly and helpful. Hint: Mid- to late-afternoons are probably less crowded than mornings or lunchtime. (It looks as of they are set up to handle enormous crowds at lunch, for example.) We went in mid-afternoon - just before July 4 - and had no problem getting a tour without prior reservations or getting a late lunch. Be aware that there are special interest tours offered periodically - probably there is info on the website. Also, there is a tunnel to the great Jefferson (main) building of the Library of Congress.