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Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

This Week
Mondays, Fridays, Now - January 21, 2022
Times Vary

This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington DC! From the original L'Enfant city plan, to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and Grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick law Olmstead, and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos, and red tape abound! A tour not to be missed by architecture and history enthusiasts. Sights we discuss include:

  • Union Station
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Capitol Grounds
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building
  • Capitol Visitors Center

This tour meets in the Great Hall of Union Station under the big clock. The tour takes about 2 hours and covers approximately 1 mile. 

Event Location

Capitol Hill
Union Station\r\n50 Massachusetts Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20002
DC Metro Area


(240) 229-6795 or dcdesigntours () gmail ! com

Admission: $35 per person


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