The U.S. Capitol is open to thepublic for tours Monday throughSaturday. Tours are conductedfrom 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Toursare free, but tickets are required.To guarantee availability, youshould reserve your tour inadvance online at visitthecapitol.gov or through your U.S.representative or senator.
In Washington, DC, you’ll enjoy access tofascinating, FREE attractions and historicsights. Touch a moon rock, marvel at theHope Diamond, view Dorothy’s Ruby Redslippers or explore Native American cultureat the Smithsonian Institution’s fifteenWashington, DC area facilities. Discovertreasures like the Gutenberg Bible at theLibrary of Congress, the only da Vincipainting in North America at the NationalGallery of Art and historic documents likethe Declaration of Independence at theNational Archives.Away from these celebrated federal sites,Washington, DC unwinds into a fascinatingnetwork of neighborhoods where visitorsdiscover trendy boutiques, hip bars andrestaurants, plus art galleries, historichomes and lush parks and gardens.Shoppers love the store-lined streets ofGeorgetown, while jazz music fans won’twant to miss a trip to U Street, where DukeEllington played his first notes. The city’sinternational character shines throughin its Adams Morgan and Dupont Circleneighborhoods, two prime destinations foreclectic dining and nightlife and the historiccenter of the city’s embassy community.The arrival of several new eaterieshas made the nation’s capital a primedestination for dining out, with manyof the city’s top tables located in thedowntown Penn Quarter neighborhood.DC is also earning new recognition asa thriving performing arts town, with 65professional theatre companies basedin the metropolitan area presenting edgyworld premieres and celebrated Broadwaymusicals throughout the year.Thanks to DC’s pedestrian-friendly streetsand its safe, efficient public transportationsystem—including Metrorail and the hip,new Circulator bus—it’s easy to get fromyour hotel to Washington, DC’s attractions.Celebrate your pride in America by visitingour dynamic capitol and attending
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