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Iconic Capitol Hill Architecture Tour



Explore the heart of the Federal City on Capitol Hill

Mondays, Saturdays, Now - Jun 15, 2026. 10am, 2pm

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 with DC Design Tours. Sights and stops include:



  • Union Station

  • U.S. Capitol Building

  • Capitol Grounds

  • Supreme Court Building

  • Library of Congress

  • 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, ending at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.

CONTACT

Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States

(202) 525-7315
35 per person

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