Capitol Hill, Washington DC

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Neighborhood
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Stroll the avenues of Capitol Hill, the largest historical neighborhood in Washington, D.C. In addition to its namesake, the United States' Capitol building, you'll also find the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed work. At the Eastern Market, shop for antique clocks or fresh fruit, try the blueberry buckwheat pancakes, or head to one of the upscale restaurants for a steak meal. If you're visiting the Capitol, be sure to pre-book a tour. Coming by public transportation will save you the trouble of finding parking. Take a look at our Washington DC tour itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Capitol Hill and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We have had great opportunities to visit the Capitol Hill for few times, including inside tour. Great, must-see place. 
    We have had great opportunities to visit the Capitol Hill for few times, including inside tour. Great, must-see place.  more »
  • The Capitol is so present that it's part of every visit to mall whether you go to the building or not and it's beautiful day and especially at night. 
    The Capitol is so present that it's part of every visit to mall whether you go to the building or not and it's beautiful day and especially at night.  more »
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  • The Capitol is very beautiful and impressive. Unfortunately, it is closed to the public and not accessible. Nevertheless, you have to see the Capitol when you are in Washington DC. Parking is available nearby for a fee.
  • U.S. Capitol is the active location/office building where US Senate and the House of Representatives come together to discuss, debate and deliberate national policy; develop consensus; and craft the country's laws. This is a ‘must see’ place in Washington DC. There is a Capitol visitor center but it is closed now ( Dec 2021) due to covid situation, however, When the Capitol Visitor Center is open for tours, visitors view the historic areas of the Capitol on a guide-led tour. The tour includes visiting the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall. The tour does not include visiting the Senate and House Galleries, which require separate passes.

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