I am so glad I took this tour. I learnt a lot of interesting facts about the US Capitol and its development to become the seat and beacon of US democracy.The tour guide was really charismatic and really knew his stuff. You start at the visitor's centre which is worth visiting in itself. You watch a short movie about the building and then are split into groups. You get to see the crypt and the very center of the Capitol (where they had planed to bury George Washington), lots of beautiful State statues, the magnificent Rotunda (the Dome), the original Supreme Court and the original house of representatives (with more statues). Being British I was so glad to get to see the Winston Churchill bust that what recently donated to the Capitol. It is only on public view for 90 days before being moved to the house of the Senate. In relation to the 'houses' the houses of the Senate and Representatives were not included in the tour.
Considering the tour is free, you really have nothing to lose.
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