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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great buildings with wonderfull architural style.You often see them on TV or in movies so it's always nice to see them with your own eyes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here 3 times now and never get bored of the history and grandeur of the building. Bit annoying when I asked a question on the tour about the whispering gallery and the tour scoffed at me that it wasn't true - when actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 10 December 2018

It was quite something to see the Senate and house office building. It was quite impressive standing at the bottom of the stairs looking up. Washington has several majestic buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heatherwel
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We were given tickets to the house and senate chambers from our congresswoman. They were included with our Capitol tour tickets. Unfortunately, the senate was closed, but we did get to see Texas congressman Gohmert on the floor of the house. Really interesting place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patty B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The main part of this review is about the Russell Senate Office building which has a charm to its exterior design that's all we got to see but its well worth the wander around after looking at the Capitol building, worth a pit-stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Contact your Congressmen office and or your senator office and have them get you the tickets to get into see both locations which is free from them. If your are lucky you may be able to get one of their staff members to walk your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Went to Represetatives office. Interesting to see how they are laid out. Different types of people there, visiting, working, lobbyist etc.Offices connected to Capitol building via tunnel. Went throught that foe tour of capitol. Basically just offices.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lamphierm
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A FREE tour of the Congress which you cannot go wrong with. This is a guided tour and they give you headsets so you can hear the tour guide. Very informative and a quick lesson in history. There is so much you learn when you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NickM5286
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The facilities are good and high security. Very different from what I had thought would exist. Somewhat like large commercial office buildings. I5 certainly gave insight to where interviews, etc were conducted for TV. I would not make a second visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stevenhT1980VU
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

It was great to visit the senate and see all the places inside. Would actually visit again as I was a bit rushed. Make sure you have something to eat before you go as you might be distracted if you are hungry.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yes. You must obtain a Senate chamber pass from one of your Senators, for a specific date (and may have a designated entry time as well). First, make sure the Senate is in session on the day you plan to observe (Senate... More