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If you are visiting the Capitol building, start your visit at the Capitol Visitor Center. There are many other sites of interest in the area, many of which are listed by category below.

Capitol Hill

  • U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Book a tour, look at a Capitol map and find other useful information.
    The mission of the Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol is to provide a welcoming and educational environment for visitors to learn about the unique characteristics of the House and the Senate and the legislative process as well as the history and development of the architecture and art of the U.S. Capitol.

  • Map of Capitol Grounds
    The Capitol, House and Senate office buildings.

  • Virtual Tour of Capitol
    Explore the nation's Capitol, including the old and current House chambers.

  • Library of Congress
    Each of “America’s Library buildings”, named for a U.S. President (Adams, Jefferson, and Madison), contains millions of cataloged books and other print materials on 530 miles of shelving is a world-renowned research center for scholars easily accessible to both Congress and the public. Special exhibitions —including a permanent display of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed with movable type—make the Library a favorite tourist attraction. First Street and Independence Avenue, SE.

  • Supreme Court of the United States
    “Equal Justice Under Law” is the promise on the portals of the Supreme Court building.Court sessions begin the first Monday in October and continue two weeks per month through April. Courtroom seats are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis when the Court is in session. Twenty-minute courtroom lectures are available every hour on the half-hour when the court is not in session. Group tours are available and must be made in advance. First and East Capitol Streets, NE.

  • United States Botanic Garden
    Located at the base of Capitol Hill, the conservatory features more than 20,000 plants, including exotic flowers and fruit species. First Street and Maryland Avenue, SW.

Getting Around

Public Transportation

Maps

National Mall & Memorial Parks

National Mall and Memorial Parks
The sprawling lands of the National Mall & Memorial Parks include the Mall, the public promenade extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street, including the:

 

Smithsonian Institution

More Museums

White House

Public tours of the White House are available. Requests must be submitted through one's member of Congress.  Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. All White House tours are free of charge.  (Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.)

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro: McPherson Square

For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Information Line at 202-456-7041.

Historic Homes

Theaters

Sports

  • Capitals (NHL)
    Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW

  • Mystics (WNBA)
    Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW

  • Nationals (MLB)
    Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE

  • Redskins (NFL)
    FedEx Field, 1600 Raljon Road, Raljon, MD

  • DC United (MLS)
    RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street, SE

  • Wizards (NBA)
    Verizon Center, 7th and F Streets NW

Other Points of Interest