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U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building

U.S. Capitol Building

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Sights and Museums, Government Building, Capitol Building
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1st Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 225-6827
http://www.aoc.gov
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Ever wanted to visit the epicenter of that American bipartisan indecision you see reported nightly on the evening news? As home to the Senate and House of Representatives, the U.S. Capitol Building is ... Read more
where all that action has all been happening for the last two centuries. A new underground visitors center, nearly a quarter of the size of the Capitol Building itself, gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the workings of Congress through interactive and educational exhibits. Visitors can also see the galleries of the House or Senate when either are in session. Entrance is free but reservations are usually required.

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Monroe

Beautiful building and such a lovely spot to see in the park. We did not have the chance to go in though.

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Purcellville

It’s place where all the government personnel and senator gathers up. Building is an greatest beauty of structure. Needs ton of hours to explore the capital.

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Fort Lauderdale

Great place to visit, entire staff is great and we'll trained, very educational and interesting, the food at the cafeteria has great quality and have good selection.

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Sacramento

Full of history, the United States Capitol Building is stunning inside and out. Hands down, a must-see in D.C. and the most one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in.

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Tallahassee

Sign up online to get your free tour pass and skip the lines if you are going during the summer. The tour was surprisingly interesting and worth the 45 minutes or so it took - allowing you to see more of the building and offering a lot of stories on the different statutes along the halls.

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Brooklyn

The Capitol building and the lawn are an impressive part of American history. A must-see in D.C.

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Los Angeles

The building reflects the beauty and the ugliness of American politics and the American system of government. Certainly, take a tour but I find a thoughtful, solitary walk-through the most satisfying.

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Foster City

The United States Capitol, also known as the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the home of the United States Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch.

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Quezon City

The US Capitol houses the United States Congress. It is the seat of the legislative branch of the National Government. It is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city.

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Burns

8 blocks away. Good visitors center. Stop in to Senator's and Congressmen's offices.

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Honolulu

It was incredible to finally have the chance to see what I have read so much about in the history books.

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Augusta

It is currently getting a "face lift" so pictures in front of it don't look as cool.

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Fulton

This place really takes you back to a different time. The art, sculptures, marble, stone, too much to mention lol is all around as soon as you walk in the door. We had a personal tour guide that was very knowledgeable about its history and super helpful at answering questions. Has a gift shop, restaurant located inside also. Free admission which is always AWESOME! Great for all ages

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This place is totally the place tp go its amazing and you learn plenty come and take a tour

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Belo Horizonte

Visiting the Capitol is a must do in DC. Although the tour is mostly in the Rotunda it is a great option to learn more about the American history and curiosities! During springtime the scene outdoor is an attraction itself!

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Marana

Our private capital tour was great even if rushed. We went to the Senate gallery the next day and met a lot of really nice people

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Covina

Love going here and going on the free tours. Depending on who you have as a tour guide will determine how much fun and engaging it is!

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Warner Robins

Very easy to schedule a tour ahead of time with your local congressman if you know ahead time when you will be in D.C.

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Amazing, but would recommend getting a letter to your state representatives office weeks in advance requesting a tour of the state capital for free. Amazing place.

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Lynchburg

I believe that every American should see this place at least once in their life. Even if you are not a fan of politics, the history surrounding this place makes it an unforgettable experience.

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Aliases: united states capitol , the capitol, United States Capitol

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