The legislative branches of the U.S. government, the Senate and the House of Representatives, meet in the Capitol Building. ... More
U.S. Capitol Building
The legislative branches of the U.S. government, the Senate and the House of Representatives, meet in the Capitol Building. Public tours form on the east side of the Capitol and include visits to the Rotunda and other chambers. Visitors can also view the Senate and the House from the galleries when Congress is in session. Plan to have lunch at the Senate Refectory, a cafeteria where, by law, bean soup is always on the menu. Visitors can enter the U.S. Capitol Building through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and enjoy several historical exhibits.
Designed after Italian Renaissance palaces, the brick and terracotta building is palatial and contains a massive 15 story interior with
eight Corinthian columns that are 75 feet (23 meters) high. National Building Museum's space has been the site of ...
Located beside the Smithsonian Castle , Arts and Industries Building contains artifacts from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and
provides a wonderful view into daily life a century ago. This is also the home of the African American ...
The elegant Main Hall with its vaulted ceiling more than 90 feet high and marble floors is reminiscent of the
days when railway travel was fashionable. Union Station opened in 1908, fell into severe disrepair in the 1940s. It ...