Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
How to get there
  • Capitol South • 8 min walk
  • Federal Center SW • 10 min walk
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  • lucyporter2294
    Athens, Greece1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    Dont 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 ones who still work here.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,001 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb visit to this iconic building
    Firstly we made our way up to the Capitol to take the usual photographs of this magnificent building. We hadn't realized that you could visit the Capitol, let alone on a Saturday. So we decided to check it out. Having passed the airport like security and leaving my bottles of water in the trash bin, we gained entry and found ourselves lining up for a FREE guided tour. It was fantastic. In our carefully managed group of tourists and other interested parties we were first ushered into a a theatre to watch an informative film on the Capitol. Afterwards, we were sub divided into smaller groups, provided with head sets and started our tour with a very energetic young lady whose name I didn't get. She was very knowledgeable as she lead us through the Crypt, the Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall. I thought that it was highly ironic that the Capitol was actually built by slaves... I found that it was fascinating to be so close to the overall seat of power of the United States of America. Thoroughly recommended!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Rose21
    London, United Kingdom74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A DC must see!
    This is one place not to be missed on a visit to DC. Be sure to book a tour (they're free) prior to visiting, you will be so glad you did. So much to see and learn about this iconic place. The tour starts with a short film and then we were shown around by a very knowledgeable guide. As we were walking around, he introduced us to a Senator from New Jersey, who made time to stop and talk to us. Definitely one not to miss when visiting DC, this place really is a must see if you love history and the story of America.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • BougieKnight
    Akron, Ohio185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience with 'basic' tour
    Grounds were open and accessible. Clean and orderly. Upon entering for our basic timed tour, there was a nice visitors rotunda to wait in. The basic tour was great. With the basic tour you don't get 'behind the scenes' or into more 'restricted' areas, but you DO get to see and hear about the history of the building, go into the capitol dome room, statue hall, etc. If you have the ability to plan well in advance, I'd recommend trying for the more 'private' tour options.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Bea
    957 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really worth seeing
    We have booked a tour via ''Visit the Capitol''. The tour was free and perfectly organized. The guide was very professional and helpful. We had a nice tour ( only a few rooms) in the Congress, dome being really spectacular. After this tour we visited the Library of Congress, really spectacular.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 13, 2023
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Wae12
Ireland73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Really enjoyed this very interesting tour of the building. I would highly recommend it. Got a guided tour and we were able to go into the house too.
Written December 31, 2023
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Bea
957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We have booked a tour via ''Visit the Capitol''. The tour was free and perfectly organized. The guide was very professional and helpful. We had a nice tour ( only a few rooms) in the Congress, dome being really spectacular.
After this tour we visited the Library of Congress, really spectacular.
Written December 13, 2023
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SUNILDASWANEY
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed visiting THE CAPITOL BUILDING as far as we were allowed and posing for some photographs in front of same.Nice to be part of history in some way or the other.
Written November 12, 2023
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Nitish
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Awesome trip to remember for.. really worth to go for adventure like this once in a life for sure guys.
Written October 25, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Capitol Hill, with the Capitol Building front and center, surrounded by Congressional office buildings, and the Supreme Court in the rear, is awe-inspiring despite the tainted image inflicted by some of the current ranking members of Congress and the Supreme Court.
Written September 7, 2023
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FireTim44
Wetherby, UK901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A great couple of hours spent in and around the Capitol building very informative guided tour. Not to be missed when in Washington
Written August 14, 2023
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BougieKnight
Akron, OH185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Grounds were open and accessible. Clean and orderly. Upon entering for our basic timed tour, there was a nice visitors rotunda to wait in. The basic tour was great. With the basic tour you don't get 'behind the scenes' or into more 'restricted' areas, but you DO get to see and hear about the history of the building, go into the capitol dome room, statue hall, etc. If you have the ability to plan well in advance, I'd recommend trying for the more 'private' tour options.
Written August 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rose21
London, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is one place not to be missed on a visit to DC. Be sure to book a tour (they're free) prior to visiting, you will be so glad you did. So much to see and learn about this iconic place. The tour starts with a short film and then we were shown around by a very knowledgeable guide. As we were walking around, he introduced us to a Senator from New Jersey, who made time to stop and talk to us. Definitely one not to miss when visiting DC, this place really is a must see if you love history and the story of America.
Written July 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

eastiseast
London108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A fantastic tour. Really interesting and the guide was excellent. The inside of Capitol Hill is beautifully maintained and they clearly spend money on keeping it that way. The film at the start of the tour is a great way to introduce the whole tour and why it's the heart of democracy in the US
Written July 14, 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Firstly we made our way up to the Capitol to take the usual photographs of this magnificent building. We hadn't realized that you could visit the Capitol, let alone on a Saturday. So we decided to check it out. Having passed the airport like security and leaving my bottles of water in the trash bin, we gained entry and found ourselves lining up for a FREE guided tour. It was fantastic. In our carefully managed group of tourists and other interested parties we were first ushered into a a theatre to watch an informative film on the Capitol. Afterwards, we were sub divided into smaller groups, provided with head sets and started our tour with a very energetic young lady whose name I didn't get. She was very knowledgeable as she lead us through the Crypt, the Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall. I thought that it was highly ironic that the Capitol was actually built by slaves... I found that it was fascinating to be so close to the overall seat of power of the United States of America. Thoroughly recommended!
Written July 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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