American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour
Walking tours

American politics & debate on Capitol Hill tour

Language: English
Availability: Daily at 3.00pm
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Learn about the U.S. government and debate its frequently controversial politics
  • Wander through the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood
  • Hear about the history and origin of the nation's capital
  • Discover a neighborhood hangout and see where locals spend their downtime
What to expect

The tour begins at the heart of the city--the U.S. Capitol Building. Discover the origins of the city, along with inner workings of the American government and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the city's development as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Next, wander up one of D.C.'s most historic streets while engaging in a lively debate, all led by your guide. Opinions are welcome, but keep it friendly.

Pass some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, Old Navy Hospital and Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, hearing about the significant changes the neighborhood and city have undergone.

Finally, check out the oldest commercial district in the city--Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink and socialize before ending the tour at a local favorite bar on the Row. Even if you don’t end up changing any policies, you'll still end the tour at a bar where you'll toast to new friendship!

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What's included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children 6 years old or younger: free
Where
Meeting point:
  • On the east side of the Capitol building between the guard posts on the Capitol side of the intersection, where First St. NE, First St. SE and East Capitol St. NE meet
  • Endpoint: Marine Barracks, 8th & I St. SE, Washington, DC
What to remember
  • Please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outdoors
  • If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed
  • This is a child-friendly tour; please select ‘child’ when booking. Please inform tour provider at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing any children under 6 years of age

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Provider
Urban Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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