The building of the US Congress, located on the hill of the same name. It appeared with the White House in 1800. The construction is built in a solemn classic style. The name "Capitol" was borrowed from the Roman Empire, and deep meaning was invested in it. As the ancient Capitol Hill towered above the Eternal City, so the American Capitol claims to be universal dominance.
My husband and I got a free ticket for a tour. It's easy to get. It's just Google for guide Tour Capitol Building Free ticket on Google. The tour was very organized, with a lot of instructors. Totally worth the experience. The architecture .. Read more »is amazing.
If you watch the news or read history books, you'll recognize the art and architecture of the Capitol building. Seeing it in person was inspiring.
Our tour guide, Joe, was knowledgeable and enlightened. He showed great sensitivity to Indigenous .. Read more »issues and Black history.
Tim Otto Döke
A special feeling to stand in the middle of the Capitol and see what is probably the best-known symbol of democratic forms of government with your own eyes. The tour was first class, very well presented and conveyed.
Only the cleaning service could s.. Read more »top by again to remove the dust from the last few months on the very historical paintings. If my mother see this dust in my room I’ll get big problems.
The US Capitol is a historic and iconic landmark in Washington, D.C. It serves as the meeting place for the United States Congress and stands as a symbol of American democracy. The architecture of the Capitol is grand and impressive, with its neoclas.. Read more »sical design and iconic dome. The interior is adorned with beautiful artwork, including paintings and sculptures that depict significant moments in American history. Visitors can explore the Capitol through guided tours, where they can learn about the country's legislative process and view important chambers such as the Senate and House of Representatives. The US Capitol is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in American history and politics.
The United States Capitol Building is one the most amazing place that impresses all of its visitors.
Whoever comes to DC must go and visit this building.
Every inch of this building is full of history and remarkable moments for our nation.
An American treasure! I've been here for work and for private tours. Had dinner in the Congressional Dinning Room which was excellent. The building itself is a "must see" when in DC. The statuary, art, history and architecture are spec.. Read more »tacular!
The inside was beautiful. We got the staff tour, thank to our daughter for that. She show us around and told us the history behind it. I think it was cool to see them once in your life time.
Well worth a visit if you are in Washington DC. Free to go in but you need to book online and there are only a limited number of visits per day. The tours include the iconic Great Rotunda and Statuary Hall. A great experience and you are free to take.. Read more » plenty of photos.
We went in the first week of August. It was extremely hot. Be mindful to take hats, umbrella etc. We took a capitol tour inside. It was free but you have to book in advance. You need to go there with a booking. Historic and grand. We enjoyed the tour.. Read more » as it was very informative detailing the story of the birth of the constitution, the paintings and also the sculptures.
You can take pictures when permitted.
Also I want to mention here about finding the correct entrance for visitors as there were many gates. So plan ahead of your booking. It took us a little while to locate the exact gate for entrance.
If you are a DC visitor, it is a MUST place to check out. It is free about 45 mins tour dig to the history and learn fun facts, suitable for each age. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and nice people. Our tour guide named David was fun. They h.. Read more »ave restaurant and gifts shop that you can purchase some sovinrours.
It's nice walking around the capitol grounds. There are many nice park walkways and fountains. You can also see the supreme court and the library of Congress that are close by. We didn't make it inside but the trip was fun and I recommend y.. Read more »ou go check it out. Make sure you use the bathroom beforehand because there weren't many public options.
Make sure to check out the tour of capitol building. It's free and usually available if you book like a day or two in advance.
Do not miss visiting the US capitol. The building is amazing and the history it tells is a must do when visiting Washington DC. You can do a free tour where a guide is telling you a lot of facts about the building, the people who worked here and the .. Read more »ones who still work here. You can experience the history of the government of the United States here better then any where else.
Secret tip: visit the capitol when the sun is down for a walk around the capitol garden.
It's an amazing building with its history. Really enjoy listening to the tour guide when she explained the history of the building and the statues of each states. One of destinations should visit when in DC. Before visit, should register your da.. Read more »te of visit at US Capitol's website.
The place was beyond spectacular. Our first visit my family and I didn’t know that we had to book for the tickets. So we decided to visit it again and booked the tickets online for free. All that you have to do is register the names and ages of.. Read more » the visitors. We were a total of 11 in my family ages ranging between 10 - 40 a mixture of all ages. The tour was perfect to capture the interest of all the ages in the family and the host was just amazing and accommodating in answering all the questions that we had. Definitely recommend a visit with family.
This beautiful building is a must-see for everyone who visit Washington DC. The building has a long history. The place is where many important decisions were and are made that affects the world.
Zay McCullough, MSW, LCSW
This was the last major attraction I saw during my one week trip here from 12/28/21 to 1/4/2022. You can see the Capital Building from several blocks away. I actually remembered I needed to stop by because I saw it after exiting the Children’s .. Read more »Museum.
It was a little after 5pm when we made it there. We say the reflecting pool, which is wider but shorter than the reflecting pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Unlike the latter, the Capitol’s reflecting pool isn’t easily accessible to stuck your feet it. The view, however, was still nice.
This was my first time being in DC since I was in elementary school. It was extremely awesome to see the Capitol building. It was ironic that I had just watched Olympus Has Fallen on TV in my hotel just a day prior.
Unfortunately, the perimeter of the building is gated off due to the events that transpired a year ago. I’m saddened to see that public access still isn’t available. Of course COVID is an added barrier to tours. Going inside is something that I wanted to do. I did not go to the visitors center that is close by as my son was ready to go back to the hotel, lol. There was a large Christmas tree in the lawn area between the capital building and the reflecting pool. Many people were taking pictures and appeared to be having a good time.
I was grateful for the experience because I talked to my son (8) about what goes on in the building, the legislative bodies, and etc. I’m sure he’s forgotten everything we talked about but he can say he seen it in person whenever he does learn about it in school.
5 mins walking from Union Station. Easily accessible. Free of cost to see and visit it. It also serves as a starting point and if you walk straight from it, you'll encounter The Monument, Lincoln Memorial Park, along with many Museums in between.. Read more ».
A place where one can probe into the political history of USA.
It is an iconic place and you need to reserve tickets beforehand visiting the place. You will be provided with a guide who give descriptive analysis of the architecture of the place and h.. Read more »istorical events. ?
The most useless body of humans ever put under one roof. A burricratic nightmare of he said she said, while lining their own pockets and enriching themselves. They're excellent at passing laws under the guise of "freedom" while in actu.. Read more »ality stripping them.
What's more amazing is that their governing body lets them! No free thinkers left in the building or country they run. Banana republic.
Well there was no tour. It was closed. But the giant christmas tree in the Capitol grounds was splendid. Especially when the lights came on in the evening. We hung around on the ground to check the lights out.
It’s all about fighting over the loot, with wealth-addicted inheritors like Trump and his golfing buddy pals willing to do most anything to get more (what do you expect from addicts?), including overthrow the government and institute a fascist .. Read more »dictatorship if necessary, while there are marginalized Native and African Americans who can barely afford food, let along membership in an exclusive country club with impeccably manicured fairways and greens.
As you can see in these photos, it was a sunny day and this was right before sunset. The grounds were gorgeous and the building is massive and impressive. The pictures don't do it justice. The park is also nice to just lay out in. It was so lus.. Read more »h and green. I couldn't see any vestiges of a certain event, though there were many guards there.
Need to visit historical wise, but also pleasant to jogg around in the mornings.
It is a place you need to see while you visit Washington. It is a historic building with great atmosphere. Unfortunately the fence around doesn't allow to get closer. It is also recommendable to take some pictures in the evening. It is a beautif.. Read more »ul and you should not miss it
Sambit Supriya Dash
Good place to roam around, the architecture is so beautiful. The colour which strikes our eyes, blue, white and green wherever we see! (October, 2019) I love this place and the weather was so goooood too.
Amazing building wonderful views nice place for my photos ??
cool but why is it spelled capitol instead of capital learn english bros
If I had to describe my visit to the capitol building I would have to admit that I would be at a loss of words, from the very first moment of walking into the structure you notice the grandeur scale; the high ceilings and the abounds of open space, a.. Read more »ccompanied by numerous larger than life statues & paintings of both historic figures and of historic events, unfathomable beauty and spectacular attention to detail in every single corner, leaving you feeling minuscule yet at the same time at awe, a structure which not only preserves history yet also ascertains individuality and character, creating its very own history.
Beautiful capitol, I just saw it from outside and it is huge and so perfectly constructed, I hope in the future can go inside I bet is mind blowing
This place was a wonderful experience to tour. There was a lot of interesting things to see, from the architecture of the building its self. To the paintings ant statues in side. I would go back again if I could. The only thing I disliked during the .. Read more »tour was how packed the places was. But other than that, if your going to DC, I highly recommend getting a tour of this magnificent place.
Visited the widely recognized icon in the morning of a weekday to avoid crowd. And it was exactly what we had thought. The place was Less crowded. Got a chance to see the recognized icon, with magnificent dumb and architecturally impressive structure.. Read more »s, that doi during pandemic. Thanks to our luck!
As iconic as the building is thanks to Hollywood, it truly is a beauty inside and outside. The history of the place is amazing as is the free tour organised by the Visitor center. You can even sit in a senate or House of Representatives session, whic.. Read more »h is a truly amazing experience (ask at the counter). It’s visible from so many areas of the national mall and is a very picturesque opportunity for some lovely angle shots.
Do remember to visit the Library of Congress, which can be explored through a tunnel with a security check (no queue or hassle of redoing the whole checking process)
United States Capitol is something that everyone should see in their lifetime. It is well worth the money and the time it takes you travel to Washington DC. I have to say it was one of the highlights of our recent family trip to the Nation's cap.. Read more »itol. We visited on a rainy day, so that was a little bit of a disappointment, but there is nothing we can do about that.
It was an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to go there and up to the top.
Limits on things with no sign. I went to purchase 4 small bottles of hand sanitizer. There is no shortage of hand sanitizer now. You can find it anywhere. Cashier said limit 1. I said, how am I to know with no signs. She shrugged it off. Amazon got m.. Read more »y business this time due to incompetent employees.
Looks funky. Tried to book a privte tour.
Amazing place! Great tour, saw everything. It looked amazing and the architecture is simply marvelous.
It's strange. You see this place all the time in movies and on tv, but when you see it in person you're like "wow this place really does exist"
Beautiful and Fabulous art work you can see inside and outside of building. There's a free tour every day inside the building.
Definitely worth visiting. A guided tour is the best option. There are so many interesting stories to hear about the building itself and the people who have served there. I like the clear days. The Capitol building looks stunning in the sunlight.
Absolutely awesome sight. Really makes you proud to be in America, such an iconic building. This is an absolute must see in your visit to DC
Not enough egotism, only saw about 100 statues. /s
KFC Family Bucket
An absolutely must SEE for all US citizens!! Is an absolutely amazing place. The history alone is worth it. Rich in stature with plenty of paintings and sculptures. The beauty of it all is breathtaking. Being able to see the both the House and Senate.. Read more » debate while seating in the gallery is amazing and very awe inspiring. Security is tight so don’t bring a lot with you. Well worth the time and wait!!
Really enjoyed the tour inside the Capitol building. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Really interesting history and beautiful inside. Liked the fact you can then walk through a tunnel to cross over to the library of Congress which ag.. Read more »ain was beautiful.
The in-depth history of this iconic building is grander than I expected! A true beautiful from the exterior to the interior. I got a sense of appreciation after leaving from here. It can get very packed though so it's recommended you start your .. Read more »day early to beat the crowd. A must see when you're in DC!
My first time taking the tour. Our Representative arranged a VIP tour. It was very small and personal. There’s no cost, but if your going to take a tour book it in advance. It takes about 3 hours or so. It was worth the time.
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