U.S. Capitol - Seat of American GovernmentHome to the United States Congress, this stunning government building was constructed in stages between 1793 and 1868. Originally designed by amateur architect, William Thornton, in collaboration with White House architect, James Hoban, this important Washington, DC landmark has endured many revisions and additions, with 11 different architects contributing to the design over its storied history. Finally restored and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, the building features a large American art collection, fluted columns, marble statuary, and a stunning neoclassical design style that is enhanced by Philip Reid's majestic statue, Freedom, that sits atop its distinctive dome. The Capitol is one of Washington, DC's most popular attractions with millions of visitors touring the building each year.
Prices -Free, but tour passes are required.
Hours -The Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday, from 8:30am-4:30pm, and tours are offered from 8:50am-3:20pm, except for major holidays.
- Starlight Concerts
- Military Bands Concert Series
- A Capitol 4th Concert & Fireworks
- Visitors Center
- Guided Tours
- National Statuary Hall
- Senate & House Galleries
- Gift Shop