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Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Tours

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Capitol Hill Highlights

This highlight tour of Capitol Hill brings the political center of Washington DC alive with stories & trivia. While the buildings are closed to the public, we can help you navigate for photo ops and tell you more about the building's history and purpose.
Schedule: 2-3 Week
Start Time: 1030am or 130pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 1.5 Hours
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Capitol Hill Highlights Highlights

  • Union Station
  • Senate Office Buildings
  • Library of Congress
  • Supreme Court
  • US Capitol

We do not enter any buildings on this tour.

This page provides details of our free Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.

We are offering a modified version of this tour during the COVID health emergency. You can always watch our Virtual Tour.

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

We are offering a modified version of this tour during the COVID health emergency. We do not enter any buildings on the highlight tour that we offer in 2021.

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.

Jenkins Hill, as it was called, was thought to be an ideal location to build our Congress House. 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.

Check out our audio tours before or after your visit! 

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Want to visit the Capitol Building on your own? Check out our guide to touring the US Capitol.

Capitol Building Security

Please note, when these buildings reopen to groups we will need to go through airport-like security on our Capitol Hill & Library of Congress tours, please be prepared. As of October 2021 as groups are not allowed to enter we will NOT be going through security on our tour.

  • No liquids, gels, sprays, aerosols, sharp objects, food, or drinks or strollers!

Tour information

We are offering a modified version of this tour during the COVID health emergency. We do not enter any buildings on the highlight tour that we offer in 2021.

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet your guide at the benches at the NW corner of 1st and C St SE, across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station. Look for your guide in the orange!

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.

When: View our full tour calendar of guided tours.

  • This tour runs as many times as we can all year round. Tickets are only released 4 months in advance so we can never schedule tours beyond that. March-June tours are scheduled 3-4 weeks out due to ticket demand.

If our schedule doesn't work for you, then try it as an audio tour on (iTunes) or take our self-guided Library of Congress Tours.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.


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