Lonely Planet Experiences: American Politics & Debate on Capitol Hill Tour

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Urban Adventures. Stroll the streets of Washington, DC’s oldest residential neighborhood as we discover the birthplace of American politics. See the iconic U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. Engage is a lively discussion and debate about historic and current American politics, all lead by a local guide. After the walking tour, continue the conversation at a locally-owned café, bar, or restaurant on DC’s historic Barracks Row.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Capitol Hill

Learn about the founding of Washington DC and the Federal government in front of the Capitol Building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Supreme Court

Snap a photo of the Supreme Court as we discuss the structure of the Federal government and the separation of powers.

Stop At: Library of Congress

Walk through the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and admire the Gilded Age-era architecture, as well as rare books on display throughout the different exhibits (closed on Sunday)

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Folger Shakespeare Library

Hear about the Folger family and their generosity in providing Americans access to Shakespeare’s works.

Pass By: Eastern Market

Walk through historic Eastern Market and discover some of the local vendors that make this area unique.

Pass By: Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I

Hear about the namesake for 8th St. aka Barracks Row and how the neighborhood has evolved since the Barracks’ construction in 1801.
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