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

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  • Capitol Building from National Mall - Washington D.C.
      Capitol Building from National Mall
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The Capitol is where the United States of America Congress meets; it is also the legislature of the Federal government of the United States. The governing system for America is quite complicated with Federal laws, State laws and even County laws. The Capitol sits atop Capitol Hill on the National Mall.

Opening Hours :
Visitor Center - Monday to Saturday 08:30 to 16:30 excepting Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day
Tours are conducted from 08:50 to 15:20, Monday to Saturday
Visitors with official business appointments may enter the Visitor Center as early as 07:15.

As with many of the buildings on National Mall, The Capitol operates restrictions on sizes of bags which you are allowed to take into the building. It is recommended that you do not bring large daypacks, backpacks or luggage; any bag larger than 14" wide x 13" high x 4" deep is prohibited.

Liquids restriction : as with other buildings on National Mall, you are not allowed to enter with cans and bottles, whether full or empty.

Address: National Mall, Washing DC
Directions: You can't miss it - its the large white building on the hill!!
Phone: (202) 226 8000
Website: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2010
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