Capitol Hill Guided Small-Group Walking Tour
The Capitol Hill small group walking tours you have taken are an interesting way to get into the halls of Congress and see how Capitol Hill is put together. You must take this tour on your first trip to DC, and you might want to take it every time you come back to the city.
Someone who is planning to take the tour should plan their tour before arriving. Get your tickets online, and the tour takes off when you show up for your appointed time. The tours walk you into the enclosed spaces that a lot of other tours will not take, and you must use the Capitol Hill tour to get as close to the action as you can get.
The Capitol Hill walking tour keeps the group small so that you can learn a lot and meet people at the same time. You have access to the people running the tour, and there are many questions asked during the tour that make it much more illuminating.
The tour is a good time to learn about Capitol Hill, the history of the city, and indeed the history of America. You might be new to the history of America, and you should start asking question so you know how this country grew from something that was so small to be governed in this place.
You can schedule your tour any time you want, and the tour will take you into the places you want to go so that you can have a nice time and see what it is like to be close to lawmakers every day.
Join an expert, local guide as you explore Capitol Hill inside and out. Don't just view the buildings from the outside, take the tour and venture inside the following:
- U.S. Capitol Building
- The U.S. Supreme Court
- The Library of Congress
- The Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater
Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Neptune Fountain outside the Library of Congress and make your way inside the U.S. Capitol for reserved entry for a guided tour of the Legislative branch of the U.S. Government.
Then continue across to the Library of Congress Jefferson Building where you will see part of Thomas Jefferson's original collection of over 6,000 books he sold to Congress to replace those burned in the War of 1812, view the main reading room, a Gutenburg Bible and marvel over the stunning architecture work.
From there, visit the U.S. Supreme, the Judicial branch of the U.S. Government, and tour the building where cases that changed history were heard and settled.
Afterwards, get an exclusive tour of the Folger Shakespeare Museum and Theater featuring the largest collection of Shakespeare first folios in the world. Step back in time as you view some of Shakespeare's original writing, the Grand Hall, special exhibits, and tour the Folger Theater.
Tour concludes at the Eastern Market.
Pickup & Return:
Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, in front of the Neptune Fountain.
Departure Times: 9am
- Entrance fees, where applicable
- Professional guide
- Small-group walking tour
Does not include:
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Please review ticket information after booking as it provides a detailed list of items banned from the Capitol and many other federal buildings. Possession of these items will result in non-admission to the building.
- Tour runs approximately 3-4 hours