Tour the US Capitol
A trip to DC is not complete without a visit to the Capitol building, where the US Congress and House of Representatives have met for more than two centuries. Construction of this symbol of democracy began in 1793; over the years, it has been burnt, rebuilt, expanded and restored. The exterior is characterized by its neoclassical design and massive dome that has been crowned by the bronze Statue of Freedom since 1863. Inside, visitors can admire an impressive collection of artwork, such as the frescoes on the first floor painted by Italian-Greek-American artist, Constantino Brumidi.
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 226 8000