Capitol Hill Guided Small Group Tour - Washington D. C.

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Experience Capitol Hill, inside and out, with a 4 hour guided, small group tour of one of the most powerful neighborhoods in the world, including tours inside the US Capitol, US Supreme Court, The Library of Congress and even the Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater. See where the United States' laws are made, visit one of the largest collections of books in the world, and walk through the halls of where many important judgements were made. Finish up by visiting a local restaurant recommended by your guided, whom lives in the neighborhood.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Join an expert, local guide as you explore Capitol Hill inside and out. Don't just view the buildings from the outside, take the tour and venture inside the following:
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Neptune Fountain outside the Library of Congress and make your way inside the U.S. Capitol for reserved entry for a guided tour of the Legislative branch of the U.S. Government.

Then continue across to the Library of Congress Jefferson Building where you will see part of Thomas Jefferson's original collection of over 6,000 books he sold to Congress to replace those burned in the War of 1812, view the main reading room, a Gutenburg Bible and marvel over the stunning architecture work.

From there, visit the U.S. Supreme, the Judicial branch of the U.S. Government, and tour the building where cases that changed history were heard and settled.

Afterwards, get an exclusive tour of the Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater featuring the largest collection of Shakespeare first folios in the world. Step back in time as you view some of Shakespeare's original writing, the Grand Hall, special exhibits, and tour the Folger Theater.
Tour concludes at the Eastern Market.

Inclusions for Capitol Hill Guided Small Group Tour

  • Entrance fees, where applicable
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group walking tour

Exclusions for Capitol Hill Guided Small Group Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Please review voucher information after booking as it provides a detailed list of items banned from the Capitol and many other federal buildings.  Possession of these items will result in non-admission to the building.

Tour runs approximately 3-4 hours

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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15 reviews by the users

  • The main tip I would give my fellow future travellers is.
    Make sure you have a phone number to call someone.
    We arrived at our pick up point, waited and waited, no one showed up!
    We called the guide, who bless him was there within 10 mins.
    The tour was good , the guide Liam was excellent.
    Bit of a let down from Viator.

  • Very interesting explains how their constitution came about and how their government works. The guides verynowledgeable with good sense of humour.

  • It was great having our own guide for just the family and our guide was very knowledgeable. It wasn't clear to me that he was not giving the tour of the Capitol Building, which would have been much better than being dropped off/picked up for the group tour. I would have given 5 stars if he was with us at that time.

  • Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We did not realize that the Capitol guided tour is really given by Capitol tour personnel, not by our
    tour guide.

  • Our guide Lliam was terrific. Extremely knowledgeable. Can recommend highly.

  • This tour was great, though it didn't get off to a good start. Our tour guide kept us waiting for about 15-20 minutes, but he quickly made up for it at the Library of Congress and his behind-the-scenes knowledge of what happens there. A few tourists stopped by to listen to a few of stories. The Supreme Court was closed, though, and the Shakespeare Library was pretty uneventful. The library would have been a more meaningful experience of perhaps we could have been given a small tour by library staff.

  • Fantastic tour of Capitol Hill. Although we've visited DC a few times, as friends were joining us we booked a guided tour and learned so much! Liam was brilliant and gave us lots of insight into the area and buildings. Our group of 4 were the only ones on the tour so we had Liam's insider knowledge to ourselves. Highly recommended !

  • Liam was a very knowledgeable and personable guide. I learned so much and had a great tour.

  • Good tour but need to take when the House and Supreme Court are in session. Not much to see on Saturday when they are not in session. Tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable.

  • Amazing tour and just the two of us and the guide.

    Liam reallly knew what he was talking about and we really enjoyed the whole tour.

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