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The United States Capitol is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Washington, D.C. It is where the US Congress meets and is home to the House of ...

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Discover DC bus tour and boat cruise

Purchase your tickets for a guided bus tour of DC's most famous landmarks and monuments followed by a river cruise.

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DC highlights tour

Purchase your tickets for this guided tour of DC's most famous landmarks and monuments including the White House and Lincoln Memorial.

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Best of DC: VIP full-day tour
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Best of DC: VIP full-day tour

Purchase your tickets for a guided tour of DC with the U.S. Capitol Building, 9 monuments, the National Archives Building, and a river cruise.

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DC at dusk - night lights

Get your tickets to experience DC at night. View over 8 landmarks in the night light with a knowledgable tour guide with luxury shuttle transportation.

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Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington D.C.
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Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington D.C.

Make exploring all of Washington DC relaxing, convenient, and fun with Old Town Trolley Tours. Hop on and off at your convenience and explore each location at your leisure.

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Washington DC SightSeeing Flex Pass

Book your Washington DC SightSeeing Flex Pass with Musement. Save money and see the top attractions and tours in Washington with this city pass.

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DC highlights private tour
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DC highlights private tour

Purchase tickets for this half-day tour of DC's most famous landmarks and monuments including the White House and Lincoln Memorial.

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DC holiday lights tour
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DC holiday lights tour

Purchase your holiday cheer with this stunning illuminated holiday tour of Washington, DC with its shining lights and magnificent Christmas trees.

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Washington D.C. best of Capitol Hill bike tour
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Washington D.C. best of Capitol Hill bike tour

Enjoy a three-hour guided bike tour and ride around the enormous National Mall.

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Hidden on the Hill tour

See more of Capitol Hill than the Capitol on the Hidden on the Hill tour.

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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row tour
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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row tour

Walk through Dupont Circle, Washington DC's most fashionable neighborhood to admire lines of Gilded Age opulent mansions and grand embassies!

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Historic Georgetown tour

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Lincoln's Assassination: Explore Lincoln's final day on this audio tour

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The inside story

The United States Capitol is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Washington, D.C. It is where the US Congress meets and is home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Originally completed in 1800, the building is located on Capitol Hill on the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue.

During the War of 1812, the US Capitol was nearly burned to the ground after the Brits had invaded the capital. Five years later, the building was restored and received a massive extension. It wasn't until 1850 that the iconic dome was added to the US Capitol building.

Explore this historical American landmark on a guided tour and learn about the foundation of the government in the United States. Discover different famous rooms throughout the building, such as the Crypt, the National Statuary Hall, and the Rotunda.

Nearby you can find the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. It remains one of the most important and architecturally striking buildings in the nation. Today it stands as a monument to the American people and their government.

The United States Capitol is open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Inauguration Day. Book your tours in advance so you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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United States Capitol First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, United States Washington DC