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.
parking was a prolbem,but the whole adventure was great. There were other tourist attractions in the immediate vicinity,like the indian museum,other federal buildings etc.there were good restaurant too near by.
soon after 9/11 it was almost impossible to get into the capitol, now the chief impediment is the massive construction effort taking place on the grounds. despite that, it's getting easier for tourists to view the environs. Much of the interior is astonishingly ugly. a must see.
I really liked that you can sit in on that Gallary for about five minutes. Another fun part about it is that a person from your representive's office gets to take you on a tour of the place. Also, one of the lines that you stand in, is on the roof of the building! it's a great place to take pictures from, while you're waiting. One thing that you will run into, at least five times, is security check points. When my family went, i'm pretty sure we went through at least five metal detectors. I guess that's to be expected anywhere in D.C. though. It is also a place where you can get loads of information about our country which I think is very cool. Well, that's about it. One thing for people who are thinking about going, is to get a pass and a tour time set up with your local Congressman.
My experience at the Capitol was wonderful. The only problem was that many items are prohibited within the Capitol. There is nowhere to leave your bags, and these items are not allowed in your bags in the building.
Any aerosol containers, anything with batteries, pointed objects like knitting needles, any bag larger than 14" wide, 13" high or 4" deep, cameras, cans & bottles, creams, lotions, perfumes, food or beverages of any kind, knives, of any size, replica guns, chewing gum, non-aerosol aprays, strollers, razors or box cutters, video recorders.
All these items are prohibited and must be thrown into a dumpster. The only way to get them back is to come back and sort through the dumpster later.
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