Get to Know Capitol Hill: A Walking Tour
Some places are best experienced on foot, and Capitol Hill with its Victorian houses, quaint shops and restaurants, and the U.S. Capitol is one of them.
The Capitol Hill Culinary Experience
"We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution."
Free Tours by Foot
Some places are best experienced on foot, and the neighborhood of Capitol Hill with its authentic Victorian houses, quaint shops and restaurants, and of course the U.S. Capitol is definitely one of them. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a day on the U.S. Capitol Grounds and in Capitol Hill and visit one of the most spectacular and visited buildings in Washington!
As you explore the U.S. Capitol Grounds you will see the Garfield Monument, the Peace Monument, the Ulysses Grant Memorial, and the Library of Congress, all set in beautiful parks with breathtaking views of the Capitol and the National Mall. You can even explore the Supreme Court and enjoy several educational programs and exhibitions.
The Capitol Visitors Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.mp, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Don’t miss the U.S. Botanic Garden with its beautiful plants and exhibitions. Entrance is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including all weekends and holidays.
You can easily go on a walking tour on your own - all you need is a map! If you are looking for a guided tour (it is still free!), check out the Capitol Hill & Library of Congress Tour at http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-tours/walking-tours/capitol-hill-tour/
If you are looking for a special treat, join the Capitol Hill Culinary Walking Tour, which explores the neighborhood and its restaurants in detail and offers a taste of the culinary history of Capitol Hill. Come hungry!
Tickets can be bought on https://www.zerve.com/DCFoodTours/Capitol
Capitol Hill picture taken by Songquan Deng via Shutterstock.
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