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How Do I Tour the Capitol Building and See Congress in Session?

The U.S. Capitol is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The story of its construction parallels the growth of a nation. The iconic Capitol Building remains an evolving space where visitors can see democracy in action. Currently, parts of the building, including the Dome, are...

Capitol
8 Distilleries You Should Know About In & Around Washington, DC

It seems fitting that in close proximity to where Congress ratified the amendment that bought Prohibition to an end is a thriving vodka, gin, rum and bourbon distillery scene. In recent years many DC locals have turned their hand to craft distilling. See how spirits are made and sample the end...

Republic Restoratives Distillery - Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Best of Town

One surprising and pleasant discovery you’ll make when visiting Washington, DC - many events, museums and attractions are free. Here are a free activities that await on your trip to the nation’s capital.

Smithsonian Castle
Breweries to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries.

Shaw Brewpub - Right Proper Brewing Company - Washington, DC
FAQ: Monuments & Memorials

Touring DC’s iconic attractions When you come to DC, especially if you’re a first-time visitor, it’s likely that our world-famous monuments and memorials will be at the top of your must-see list. Most of these major attractions are located on the National Mall , which extends from the U.S. Capitol...

Jefferson and Washington Monuments at Sunset
Can I Tour FBI Headquarters?

Seeing the FBI HQ (as some in the know might call it) is a pretty great way to experience the increasingly important work the FBI does to protect this city – and this country. You must arrange your visit through your Congressional office. The FBI requires up to a month for advance notice from...

100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: African American History & Culture

Washington, DC’s history is entwined with its large population of African American residents, as evidenced by the more than 200 sites on the African American Heritage Trail in the city. Here are more than 20 important sites that celebrate the history and experience of African Americans in the...

Funk parade
FAQ: Can I tour the Pentagon?

How to tour the Pentagon The Pentagon, located just outside Washington, DC in Arlington, Va., is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. It is open for official tours through The Pentagon Tours program . Pentagon tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance and no more...

Pentagon
FAQ: How do I visit the U.S. Capitol?

Touring the United States Capitol Building The U.S. Capitol Building is the center of American democracy. The world-famous domed building is home to the House and Senate and it’s where America’s congressmen and congresswomen conduct business, debate laws and pass bills on behalf of the American...

family in front of capitol building
Washington, DC Attraction Passes

Two ways to save in one great city: The Washington DC Explorer Pass allows you a choice of enjoying multiple DC attractions for one low price. Washington DC Explorer Pass from GoCityCard Save Up to 40% on Attractions! Pay Nothing at the Gate! Pay nothing at the gate and save up to 40% off the...