United States Capitol

Type: Historic Sites



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Want to see where bills are endlessly debated and sometimes pass to become laws? Come watch the House and/or Senate in session at the U.S. Capitol and get a tour of the stunning building too. While...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitor's Center & Gift Shop: Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Senate & House Galleries (When in Session): Mon-Sat 9am-4:30pm
  • Restaurant: Mon-Sat 7:30am-4pm
  • Tour Passes Required: Mon-Sat 8:50am-3:20pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Free Things to Do: "Free listening devices are available for those who want to hear tours in different languages. You just have to leave a photo ID at the information desk."
  • Historic Sites: "If you are visiting the Senate and House galleries, cameras are not allowed but they have a checkstand where you may safely store it."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: No matter what your political beliefs are, this is a venue worth seeing.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: A stunning building to explore where history is both past and present.

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