"Touring the Capital" Capitol Building Tip by apbeaches

Capitol Building, Washington D.C.: 169 reviews and 429 photos

Senator Schumer arranged for us to tour the Capital. We met at his office and took the train inside the Capital. We walked through the Brumidi Corridors to the rotunda, old Supreme Court Chamber, old Senate Chamber, and into the Statutary Hall. Our guide was informative. We all enjoyed lunch in the Capital Cafeteria.

The Capitol covers a ground area of 175,170 square feet, or about 4 acres, and has a floor area of approximately 16-1/2 acres. Its length, from north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; its greatest width, including approaches, is 350 feet. Its height above the base line on the east front to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet; from the basement floor to the top of the dome is an ascent of 365 steps. The building contains approximately 540 rooms and has 658 windows (108 in the dome alone) and approximately 850 doorways.

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 Jul 15, 2008
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