Guided tour

Washington, DC: Capitol Hill and Library of Congress Tour

4.5 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Visit DC Tours

Washington, DC: Capitol Hill and Library of Congress Tour

Activity provider: Visit DC Tours
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From US$ 75 per person

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Enjoy a "Top of The Hill" experience touring Capitol Hill on this guided walking tour which includes the Supreme Court. Enjoy entry tickets to the Library of Congress and US Capitol.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Itinerary
3 hours
  • Capitol Hill

  • Library of Congress (guided tour)

  • United States Capitol, Washington DC (guided tour)

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • Step back in time to learn about the history of the capital city of the USA
  • Enjoy insider knowledge and engaging trivia and facts with a local guide
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture and art inside the Library of Congress
  • Learn about the "highest court in the land" at the US Supreme Court Building
  • Take a photo outside the iconic Capitol Building before taking a tour inside
Full description

Immerse yourself in the sights of Washington, DC on a guided walking tour. Enjoy entry tickets to the Library of Congress and Capitol Building. View the Supreme Court building and walk on Capitol Hill and learn about the country's legislative and judicial branches.

Begin your tour at the top of "the Hill" and hear fascinating anecdotes and facts about the country's legal system. Originally named Jenkins Hill, find out how this area quickly expanded to become the epicenter of American government and politics.

Walk by the Supreme Court building, known as "The Marble Palace", and the surrounding Congressional office buildings. Tour inside the Library of Congress, the national library of the United States, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the country.

Proceed to the Capitol Building to marvel at its neoclassical style and iconic architecture, while your guide details its rich history. Before concluding your tour, your guide will bring you into the US Capitol Visitor Center to arrange for your teacher-led tour of the capitol.

Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Entry tickets to the Library of Congress and Capitol building
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meet your guide across Constitution Ave from the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 1st and Constitution Ave NE. Look for your guide in the shade of the large tree.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • This tour includes 1 mile of walking and some stairs
  • All visitors must pass through security to enter federal buildings and while no ID is required, there are strict restrictions on what you may bring inside (e.g. no liquids, food, sharp objects or suitcases)
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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November 25, 2022

John was super friendly and very knowledgeable about American history. We visited from the UK and loved that it was a small group as well. John also had knowledge about the local area as a tourist and gave us great advice. Thank you so much!

November 23, 2022

November 19, 2022

Product ID: 420415