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United States Capitol at Washington

United States Capitol

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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, D.C., 20004 | United States Capitol phone number 202-226-8000
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United States Capitol

Less than 2 miles from our downtown hotel, the United States Capitol is truly one of the most iconic landmarks in Washington, DC. This majestic, historic monument that sits atop Capitol Hill is home to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Take one of several guided tours. Or spend time exploring the Capitol Visitor Center where Exhibition Hall features documents signed by former presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.



  • Tours: Monday-Saturday: 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
  • Capitol Visitor Center: Monday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


- Free


  • Capitol Christmas Tree Arrival
  • Live Seasonal Music
  • History Programs


  • Tours
  • Exhibition Hall
  • Capitol Visitor Center
  • Gift Shops
  • Dining


  • What will I see on a tour of the U.S. Capitol?

    First, you will see a short film that covers America’s long road to bringing a representative democracy to fruition. It also features an introduction to the U.S. Capitol building where Congress does the people’s business. The tour itself, which begins and ends at the Capitol Visitor Center, includes the Rotunda, National Statuary Hall, and Crypt.
  • Are there any items I shouldn’t bring with me to the Capitol?

    There are several items that are not permitted, such as backpacks, luggage, and daypacks that are bigger than 18" wide x 14" high x 8.5" deep. Other things not allowed are food, beverages (even water), aerosol containers, and weapons like knives, guns, razors, and box cutters.

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