Senate and House Office Buildings, Washington DC

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  • August 12, 2017
    The Dirksen gift shop at the Dirksen Senate Building offers a variety of unique and reasonably priced gifts with a congressional theme. From pens to ties, candles to mugs, inexpensive to high end, the...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Fascinating to see our democracy in action. You might even catch a glimpse of people you've seen on the national news (or at least CSPAN).  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    A magnificent building which is a must see in the US Capital. The place can be accessed by a short walk from the Union Station, else any cab will take you there. The Building itself is impressive but ...  more »
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  • February 12, 2017
    The best government office building in DC. It's just a few blocks from the US Capitol and by far the nicest office building in Congress. It houses the Senate and contrary to the House offices, The Hart Building is modern, open, and light. Anyone can walk in (you just need to get through security) and explore the building. You'll notice a large middle section with a modern sculpture in the middle. Take one of the elevators to any floor and walk around looking at how big the Senator offices are. If you're a photographer, this building has amazing lighting to capture some good shots!
  • June 14, 2017
    This is my favorite of the congressional office buildings as the interior has a nice open feel with a large amount of offices opening into the atrium. Additionally, there is a massive steel mountain and clouds sculpture in the atrium that is rather inspiring as well as some smaller models of buildings on Capitol Hill.
  • April 13, 2017
    One the most amazing place that I've been here in D.C, we finished out IYLEP program here. Leading figures from the Iraqi Embassy In D.C were here it was honor to learn and give something in return to your country.
  • March 29, 2017
    Big, spacious and modern. Where the senators are. Security line can take up to 30 min in am.
  • January 19, 2017
    Senators and Representatives from your state can arrange Capitol tour by their staff. Email in advance. Grill for lunch on ground level. Great news! They also have a Tylenol vending machine on the ground level in case hearings give you a headache!

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