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U.S. Capitol

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16,196 Reviews
Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm
100 Constitution Avenue NE, at 1st Street NW, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., 20002

The Basics

Areas beyond the visitor center are only accessible by guided tour. Options include group or private tours of Washington D.C. that take in the Capitol Building and include reserved tickets. The Capitol also offers official tours; booking far in advance is highly recommended—passes are available 120 days in advance—though a limited number of same-day, guided-tour passes are offered at the visitor center. You can also book reserved entry via a VIP experience.

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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
$63.75 per adult
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Awesome experience, great tour with expert tour guide
We had an awesome experience, great tour with expert tour guide. I travelled with family with kids, this is the best way to visit the monuments in DC, you will get enormous amount of information about the places, monuments, buildings, history and more. I definitely recommend taking this tour with some of the wonderful person who will guide you throughout the tour.
Sandeep_B, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Fantastic way to see the monuments.
Janet_L, May 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Excellent way to see the city and very Covid safe. Our guide was Cortland and he was very knowledgeable about the city and history.
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Funtastic. A fun way to see and learn about our most important monuments
Eileen_F, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Took monuments tour on Sunday with Sam and his shadow. Both fellas so knowledgeable and Sam gave us a fantastic commentary on our nation’s history
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Great DC overview
Adam_C, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Libby did a great job providing an overview of the DC monuments/building/etc. Lots of fun facts and plenty of time to explore.
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Awesome
Allison_O, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Our tour guide Lawrence was amazing! He was so knowledgeable about the city and made this a really fun experience for my 12 year old.
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Easy to get around in.
Donna, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Great tour! Our tour guide was really informative very nice and patient. We usually do this tour when we have family come in and they love it.
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Excellent All Around
Frank_M, Jun 2021
Iconic Capitol Hill Architecture Tour
Sam was an excellent tour guide. Serious information delivered with humor. We loved his explanation of the Grant Memorial. We would do other tours with the company and Sam.
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Awesome DC Tour
Michelle_E, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Olivia was awesome and very knowledgeable. Loved her personality. Pick up was on time and the whole experience from booking to the end of the tour was great.
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Informative and entertaining
Vivi, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
My tour guide was very informative and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a great deal about Washington’s history.
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Great Tour with Peter
Buddy_B, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Peter was excellent. His knowledge and experiences are a great resource. Your company is blessed to have such a wonderful and professional person. We would recommend Peter to anyone.
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Great overview of the city’s highlights and history
John_C, Jul 2021
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
Kevin was knowledgeable, entertaining and very accommodating to our family. We enjoyed the tour with him immensely
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Nick was fabulous
Melissa_B, Mar 2020
Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
Nick was awesome, we had my 10 yr old grandson who wouldn’t leave his side. Even though some of the places where closed he still made it knowledgeable and fun. Nick even got us to the museums before they closed them down due to the coronavirus. Kept us informed of all closures that we might see on future date.
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Great overview
Jazz89, Mar 2020
Private Capitol Hill, Supreme Court and Library of Congress Tour
we toured the outside and inside three of the most important buildings in DC: Capitol Building, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Donna the guide provided very clear history and function of each of these institutions, with great story telling. Its a great overview if you want to have an idea about these buildings in a single tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Areas beyond the visitor center are only accessible by guided tour.

  • Separate passes are required to view a session of Congress or a Congressional committee hearing. US citizens can obtain one from their state senator or representative; foreign visitors can try at the Capitol’s House and Senate appointment desks.

  • When Congress is in session, a flag is raised above the appropriate wing (either the Senate or House). The spectacle is especially impressive when both are in session simultaneously.

  • Capitol tours are family-friendly.

  • No food, drink, or bags larger than 18 inches (46 centimeters) are permitted.

  • A wide range of accessibility services are available to visitors. There is an on-demand shuttle service for those with limited mobility.

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How to Get There

The U.S. Capitol is at the far eastern end of the National Mall in Washington D.C. Enter via the visitor center on East Capitol Street at First Street NW. You can easily get to the Capitol by foot, bike, car (though there is virtually no parking nearby), bus, or Metro. The nearest Metro stations are Union Station, Capitol South, and Federal Center SW.

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When to Get There

The Capitol Visitor Center is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Inauguration Day. Visit in spring to see cherry blossom blooms or in winter to avoid the crowds. DC can be especially humid in summer.

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Must-See Sights Near the Capitol Building

Aside from the Capitol Building’s opulent chambers and impressive rotunda, the site overlooks the National Mall and is in close proximity to many other sights of great historic and cultural significance. Many Washington D.C. tours combine a Capitol Building visit with stops at other major landmarks such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the US Supreme Court Building, and the Library of Congress.

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