Guided tour

Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours
Guided tour

Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours
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From US$ 44 per person

Likely to sell out

Uncover the stories behind Capitol Hill's iconic architecture on this 2-hour walking tour. See the US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and more in the company of your expert guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a guided tour focusing on the architecture and design of the US Capitol
  • See iconic buildings like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Learn about the Capitol's tumultuous construction and the stories behind the architecture
  • Hear about designers like Jefferson and Olmstead as you stroll the Capitol grounds
Full description

Learn all about the history, design, and controversy surrounding these famous buildings as you stroll around Washinton DC. Your guide will tell you the story of the construction of the Capitol grounds as you get up close and personal with these world-famous buildings.

Meet your guide in the sumptuous Great Hall at Washington's famous Union Station. Begin by learning about this impressive building, before walking over to the US Capitol grounds.

Once there, immerse yourself in its history as well as that of the surrounding buildings. Learn all about the architecture of famous structures like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress.

Hear fascinating stories about the tumultuous politics behind their planning and development. Discover the secrets behind the architecture and its designers including Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Law Olmstead.

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside Union Station in the Great Hall under the big clock.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will last about 1.5 hours and cover about 1.5 miles
  • You must be able to walk for 1.5 miles and stand for the duration
  • The tour will take place rain or shine, unless the weather makes for dangerous conditions

Product ID: 401508