United States Capitol, Washington DC

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Set at the convergence of Washington, D.C.'s four quadrants, United States Capitol serves as both a symbol of the U.S. government and the home to the U.S. Congress. The Neoclassical-style structure was constructed in several stages between 1793 and 1863; however, renovations and structural tweaks to support the weight of the massive, 88 m (289 ft) dome continued well into the 20th century. Walk in and look around--and up--the rotunda contains artwork, statues of presidents and important American figures, and an extensive fresco on the ceiling. You can learn more about the history of the U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., and the building itself at the visitor center, which is spread over three floors set entirely underground. You'll need to book a tour well in advance (and a tour is the only way visitors can access much of the interior), as tour space is extremely limited. To visit United States Capitol and get the most from your holiday in Washington DC, create itinerary details personal to you using our Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .
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  • I arrived first thing in the morning without a reservation, and despite the fact there was already a small line outside the door, I got straight in and into the first tour group. There is a 15 or so m...  more »
  • Took the tour. Very nice and informative. Plan to return! Make sure to stay with your tour guide to hear all the details.  more »
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  • The United States Capitol Hill is a magnificent building that symbolizes freedom and democracy. It symbolizes the best authorities in the United States. There are many people to visit and it is necessary to queue up early. There is a lot of outside parking spaces that require permission. It's really hard to park around, but there are many indoor parking lots nearby. Come on, the botanical garden next to cherry blossoms this season is also worth walking. Fantastic tourist attraction recommended for all!
  • The infrastructure of the Capitol building is magnificent, large and beauty in white. One can reach here if you’re covering everything in the sequence from Lincoln memorial to Washington memorial till here. Walking is really very difficult so suggest some mode of commute for this. Your senator will give you formal permission to go inside it. It’s very not only very knowledgeable tour but also you will be glad to witness great architecture and hear some stories by a tour guide. You have to be careful about parking.

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