United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building

Capitol Hill
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Any time
Recommended for: Culture

Second perhaps only to the White House as the most recognizable building in Washington DC, the Capitol Building sits on a hill at the easternmost edge of the National Mall. The cast-iron dome atop the Neo-Classical building-built in 1793 on designs by William Thornton and with a cornerstone laid by George Washington-has a female statue at its pinnacle. This is a professional government building, with both the Senate and House of Representatives in residence, and with advacne planning you may be able to view a live debate from the visitor's gallery. Tours may be booked in advance online. Closed holidays.

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The Capitol, East Capitol Street Northeast, Washington, D.C., DC 20004, United States

Grand Hyatt Washington DC

  • Luxury Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
HI Washington DC

  • Hostel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
William Lewis House

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • LGBTQ
The Red Hen
0.7 km
The Red Hen

  • Casual
  • Italian
Ethiopic
1 km
Ethiopic

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian
Rasika
1.4 km
Rasika

  • Fine Dining
  • Indian
Ziegfelds / Secrets

  • Nightclub
  • For Men
Mr. Henry's
1.2 km
Mr. Henry's

  • Pub
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Phase 1
1.5 km
Phase 1

  • Bar
  • For Women