This page provides details of our Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times, and sights covered.
Our Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Tours bring you to the top of "the Hill." A trip to DC would not be complete without a visit to the seat of our legislative and judicial branches.
As the government holdings and staff expanded, the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the Supreme Court Building, and Congressional office buildings were built here.
Join DC by Foot as we explore these beautiful buildings and the meaning behind them.
We offer TWO TYPES OF CAPITOL HILL TOURS:
CAPITOL HILL SELF GUIDED AUDIO TOUR
This self guided audio tour takes you around Capitol Hill at your own pace.
We discuss the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and US Capitol.
The audio tour includes a Google Map to help navigate through the area.
You can explore the buildings interior on your own. Find out how to get tickets here.
CAPITOL & LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (TICKETS INCLUDED)
In partnership with VISITDCTours we offer a tour that has reserved tickets to tour Library of Congress and US Capitol for you.
This is semi private small group tour and does have a ticketed cost.
You will enter Library of Congress and the US Capitol.
Your guide will tour the Library of Congress with you and then give you tickets to the the US Capitol tour after our tour.
Allow an additional 50 minutes after the tour for the Capitol tour.
Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Tours cover:
Want to visit the Capitol Building on your own? Check out our guide to touring the US Capitol.
We do enter Library of Congress and US Capitol on our ticketed tours.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Where: Meeting spots vary based on which tour you're taking. Please check the confirmation email you received when you booked!
For planning purposes both our guided tour and our audio tour start and end at the top of Capitol Hill in the vicinity of 1st between Constitution Ave and Independence Ave.
Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with SpotHero.
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs and less than a mile. This tour does include stairs and is not accessible for wheelchairs, scooters or strollers. Due to security procedures, please do not bring strollers on this tour.
Allow an additional hour after our tour for the US Capitol tour.
When: View our full tour calendar of guided tours.
- This tour runs daily except Sundays and Mondays. (You can take our self guided tour whenever!)
If our schedule doesn't work for you, then try it as an audio tour or take our self-guided Library of Congress Tours.
What Should I Bring?
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A water bottle
- Appropriate clothing / umbrella - tours are rain or shine!
- Professional Historian/Tour Guide
- Recommendations for the best food, music and museums
- Advice on must-do experiences