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  1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. United States Capitol

Washington DC: Capitol Building and Capitol Hill Walk

Product ID: 76204
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Experience the US Capitol Building and Capitol Hill like never before on a one-of-a-kind walking tour. Benefit from reserved access to the US Capitol Building, enjoy a tour inside the Library of Congress and be a part of the seat of power in the US.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Get a neighborhood tour of Capitol Hill
  • Look inside the Library of Congress at the Jefferson Building
  • Benefit from reserved access into the US Capitol Building
  • Take a docent-led tour inside the US Capitol Building
Full description
Capitol Hill is one of the most storied and beautiful neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Begin your tour at the most visited site in the whole city: Union Station. From there, you will take in all of the monuments and memorials around Capitol Hill. You will ascend Capitol Hill and visit the Supreme Court, then walk inside the stunning Library of Congress Jefferson Building which boasts some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. You'll be in the heart of the action in America's great seat of power.

Later, stroll across the street and visit the United States Capitol Visitor Center. With this tour, you'll get reserved access to the Capitol Building as well as a docent-led tour of the Capitol. Reserved access can help you save hours in waiting time and will get you right in to the Capitol Building immediately after your neighborhood tour ends, giving you time to see more.
  • Guide
  • Reserved access and docent-led tour of the US Capitol Building
  • Tour of the Library of Congress
  • Capitol Hill walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour will meet at Union Station. Your guide will meet you outside the train station by the Columbus Statue and Freedom Bell. From the main entrance/exit, stand with your back to Union Station and directly in front of you is a flag pole, a large bronze bell, and a white monument. Your guide will meet you by the Freedom Bell wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt and holding a Fat Tire Tours sign. The closest metro station is Union Station (red line). If you are having trouble finding the meeting location, please call +1-202-626-0017. Please take in to account traffic and mass transit delays with are extremely common in Washington, DC. Late arrivals may not be accommodated, so please plan to arrive early.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
Know before you go
• Traffic and mass transit delays are extremely common in Washington, DC so please give yourself enough time to get to the meeting point early as late arrivals may not be accommodated or refunded
• Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; a jacket for cooler days is recommended
• It is recommended you use the restrooms before the tour
• Every effort is made to minimize disruptions to tours caused by third parties. The tour operator is not responsible for any loss associated with events out of their immediate control
• Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted on the tour and will not be refunded
• All tours run rain or shine
• The U.S. Capitol Building is free to enter. This tour includes pre-reserved tickets for their docent-led tour as well as a neighborhood tour of Capitol Hill and a tour inside the Library of Congress
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