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Capitol Building

Congress, The Senate, The House, Capitol Hill - all words associated with the multi-faceted national bicameral legislature. Translation please? It makes the country's rules.

Nearby Attractions

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Union Station
Union Station opened in1907, at its height in World War II had 200,000 people passing through daily, and still maintains an annual passenger count of over 5 million.
Wright Brothers Flyer
Aviation has always captured the mind of people, and this is your chance to see the Wright brothers' first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft.
Apollo Lunar Module
Transport your imagination to space on the L2 Lunar Module, which was designed and built alongside the craft which took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's trip to the moon.
National Gallery of Art
An extensive art museum, which features a number of artworks of Alexander Hamilton and his family.
Library of Congress
See the world’s largest collection of Hamilton papers and artifacts, totaling 12,000 items including 1804 goodbye letter to his wife before the duel.
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
Since 1964, the majestic and picturesque Christmas tree in front of the Capitol has been selected from a different US National Forest.

Related Tours

Private Full Day Highlights of D.C.
As America’s cultural centre, Washington DC is more than just the home of the President. DC is rich in history, proud in heritage, and a fascinating multi-layered destination.
 
  • Stand in awe of the Washington Monument, once the tallest structure in the world in 1884.
  • Admire the Lincoln Memorial - see if you can spot the carved mistake on a word on the north wall - it’s been touched up, but can still be seen.  
  • Learn about the importance of the Potomac River on the history of the city.
  • See DC’s ‘Big 3’: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. 
  • See the first equestrian statue ever made in the United States. 
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch of your choice of DC eatery (paid locally by guest).  
  • Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  
  • Explore the National Museum of American History, home to the original Star-Spangled Banner. 
  • Discover which DC home has 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows and 6 stories. 
At 68-square-miles, Washington DC has more than the political arena with which to seduce its many visitors, from the secrets of the FBI Building, CIA Headquarters to over 70 museums devoted to almost every topic, including an International Spy Museum, American Indian art and African-American culture. On your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights Tour you will discover the heart and soul of America’s capital district, on a guided journey to its key attractions that do DC justice - politics and all.
 
As you discuss the city’s role in historical events, you will journey around DC’s most famous memorials, monuments and landmarks to read the Gettysburg Address inscription at the Lincoln Memorial and reflect on the impact of America’s Civil War. The beautiful Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial both evoke the sobriety of America’s involvement in overseas conflicts. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, it is impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired by the power of the words he penned for his famous I Have a Dream address. DC is spoiled for choice for world class-exhibitions and museums, and your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights finale are two absolute gems - the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. 
 
The Apollo Lunar Module LM2, Dorothy's ruby slippers and Washington's forged steel battle sword are just a handful of the museum’s 3-million items in a compelling collection devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. This celebration of heritage, and the American identity, runs from colonial times to the present -  and is wholly engrossing, be it Muhammed Ali’s boxing gloves, the first ever Barbie doll or Prince’s yellow cloud guitar. 
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