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Iconic Capitol Hill Tour

Quick Details

Child 5-16 years old
Private Tour

Visit the heart of the Federal City on Capitol Hill!

This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington DC! From the original L’Enfant city plan, to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and Grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick law Olmstead, and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos, and red tape abound! A tour not to be missed by architecture and history enthusiasts.

What to Bring

Sturdy walking shoes, bottled water, and comfortable clothes are recommended!

Where to Meet

  • Meet your guide in the Great Hall of Union Station under the big clock
  • GPS Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Your tour will conclude at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial at the foot of Capitol Hill

Sights and stops include:

  • Union Station
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Capitol Grounds
  • Supreme Court Building
  • Library of Congress
  • Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Map of the Tour Route