U.S. Capitol Building
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- 73%Family Travelers
- 71%Local Culture
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
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Member Reviews (138)
- U.S. Capitol Building
- U.S. Capitol BuildingCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Simply beautiful - This may be one of the most photogenic buildings in all the world. It even transgresses time, as it's both modern and historic at once. Watch the sun set around this and it'll take your breath away.
- U.S. Capitol BuildingMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jan 21, 2013
Very beautiful building! Definitely take the tour if you have the option. There are so many historical facts about even the smallest fixtures in the building. It was very impressive to see the gigantic murals throughout the building.
- U.S. Capitol BuildingJan 05, 2013
Even if you're not a fan of politics, this building is worth visiting. It's a beautiful structure and thankfully they are extremely efficient at taking large groups of people on free tours. The free tour doesn't include the Senate or the House of Representatives so if you want to see those and are an american citizen pop across the street to the Senate offices. It really doesn't matter which Senate office you go to - they all have tickets to see the chambers.
- U.S. Capitol BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Jan 05, 2013
A definite place to stop by at our nations capitol. Beautiful structure, iconic design, and a sense of history surrounds this building. Get a tour, maybe even catch congress in action at this site
- U.S. Capitol BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Dec 15, 2012
The Capitol Building is one of the great landmarks of the city. It's a wonderful building on the outside and a working building on the inside. The security situation since 9/11 has made it a bit more intimidating.
There's a flag pole on the roof, other than the main one, where staffers raise and lower flags for constituents. Ask your representative about that.
- U.S. Capitol BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 13, 2012
Take pictures from outside. If you need to go to the bathroom or want a bunch of replicated early American documents, then go inside the visitors center... If you can find it...
So I remember back when you could walk up the steps of the Capitol and go through security and go in the rotunda and take pictures or just bask in its glory... I guess that's not the case anymore. There were gates up EVERYWHERE all over any staircase. I had asked one of the guards of the lobby was open today and he said the visitors center was open. How do I get to that? On the other side of the building... Well we walked around to the other side and more gates but fewer guards. We finally found one clear on the other end and she pointed us down the stairs by the road i swear a quarter to a half mile from the capitol.... ummm really?!
So they don't allow hardly anything inside. No lunches you may have packed or waters you may have stocked up on for the day. It's a little extravagant.... So we finally got in and went to their little unexciting gift shop and finally found our way down a set of stairs to i guess the big grand queue lines of tours. We were short for time and didn't have time to do the "45 minute tour that started in 20 minutes". All we wanted to do was go in the freaking lobby and take a picture of the dome... seriously?! Not happening. It's totally not worth it in my opinion...