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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
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+1 202-226-8000

At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.

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Simply have to visit the capitol. Get on a tour. So much history which anyone would find interesting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply have to visit the capitol. Get on a tour. So much history which anyone would find interesting.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful building. So close, but the rest of my tour group weren't interested in seeing. Where the congress creates and passes legislature.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone who visits DC should walk around this building. The iconic views and history just pour from the building. These are the lawns of power. Don't be surprised if there is a press conference on the lawn.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great to visit the Capitol building . Although I was not able to go inside but it quite a building from outside as well. It on a hill! So if you are walking it from the museum area make sure to wear comfy shoes as the walk is long. If you watch a lot of movies then... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We contacted our state representative before hand. If you can this is the way to do it. They will schedule a private tour for free of the Capitol. If you do this you will not have to shuffle in the crowd and it is more intimate and personal. We also asked the docents if they had passes to see the... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by Capitol Hill on our quick trip into D.C. this past weekend. The Capitol building was all dressed in flags for the inauguration. The building looked great and it was great to see it before it gets swarmed this weekend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful any time of year. The space in the middle, between the Supreme Court and the Capitol is very walkable and nice. Try and see the rotunda of the Library of Congress.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place where you find all the marble congressional offices and 19th century residences. At easter market, crafts and food. North of the Capitol, you have Union Station with a busy Amtrak depot, shops, restaurants and cafes

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Washington DC is like not other place in the USA. You can feel the power in this city and especially at capital hill. Worth walking up from the White House to get the best views. Walk around the area and get the different views. Although one of the best views was from the Railway station just as we were leaving!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre of everything politics and where people come to be seen because all the important people who make decisions are here. If you love History you'll love the culture of this wonder.

Thank Michelle B

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