What to Do in Washington, DC During the Day


The US Capitol

The Capitol stands as an emblem of the American people, a place where the issues facing the nation are considered, debated and written into law.

Home to the US Congress and its two legislative bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Capitol also houses an important collection of American art and represents an architectural achievement in its own right. Check out the vast collection of films, exhibits and tours at the Visitor Center to learn about the building’s historical significance as well as its relevance to modern-day politics and walk around the grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874.

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East Capitol Street, between North East & 1st Street, North East, Washington, DC 20002