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<font color = red>The United States Capitol </font>is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the summer and closes at 3:30 in the winter. You can get a special tour if you contact your Congressman early enough to obtain a special ticket. These special tickets run out quickly. (He or she can also get you a special White House tour ticket). Passes can be obtained to view debates in the viewing galleries of the Senate or House of Representatives. Frequently, a Congressman will be making a speech to less than a packed house for the benefit of C-Span televison. Other highlights of the tour include the Rotunda, with the historical paintings, Statuary hall, the original Supreme Court chambers, and kids love taking the mini-subway to the adjoining Senate and House Office Buildings.

Address: East Capitol Street and 1st Street NW
Directions: Metro: Capitol South, Union Station
Phone: (202) 225-6827
Website: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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