The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation, standing today as a monument to the American people and their government. (courtesy, Washington D.C. Convention and Tourism Corp)

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Family Review of The Capitol

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Obtain a pass to the House or the Senate gallery from the office of your senators or representative.
  • At the Capitol Visitor Center, check out the 1:20 scale model of the Capitol Dome, and test your Congressional knowledge on the interactive touch screens.
  • Book tours through your representative or senators, or online at the Visitor Center website,

Capitol and Capitol Visitor Center: On East Capitol St. (at 1st St. NW)
Washington, District of Columbia
Parking: Year-round Mon-Sat 9am-4:30pm, with first tour starting at 9:30am and last tour starting at 3:30pm
Price: Free admission

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 202/225-6827
Transportation: Metro: Union Station (Massachusetts Ave. exit) or Capitol South (to walk to the Capitol Visitor Center located on the East Front of the Capitol)
Price Information: Free admission
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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