“Capitol of the United States of America”
The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.
If you wanna visit, you should plan on being there right after it opens at 9AM, in order to avoid the crowds. Weekday mornings are better than weekends. Also, you can book a tour in advance online, or contact the office of your state Senator or Rep. Parking is a nightmare.
This tour used to be better before they spent millions of dollars building a visitor center to deal with the multudinous crowds.
You do get to see the rotunda, and a lot of statues.
You don't get to see anything else.
Probably the worst national attraction in DC as far as time spent and things seen.
There are better things to see in DC (with less crowds and less hassle). Save this towards the end of the your list when visiting the area
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