Highlights of Capitol Hill Walking Tour 2-8hrs

A private tour with WeVenture DC is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private city walking tour of Washington, DC can be from 2 hours - 8 hours, depending on the destination. While many visitors to DC have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around the central part of the capital, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour.

No two groups are alike and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Below are some sample itineraries to use as inspiration for your perfect tour:

Highlights Tour:
Our Capitol Hill tour takes you past the most iconic buildings and spaces that hold the highest significance in the nation’s capital. On a 2-3–hour experience, we’ll be able to cover the big hitters in American politics, starting with the US Capitol Building, home of Congress and ultimately the seat of American government and democracy.

Just across the Capitol grounds lies the Supreme Court building, housing the highest court in the land. Hear, we’ll get to know how the American justice system operates, its controversial origins, and architectural feats.

Also on our list of must-see Capitol Hill sites nearby: the Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the country with an incredible story since its founding in 1800. You’ll learn how this critical part of government serves as the research arm of Congress and all about the workings of the library and its three buildings, connected by underground passageways and holding millions of books, manuscripts, and prints.

Other buildings that count among the Capitol’s large footprint but which are often overlooked include the offices used by the United States Congress. We’ll have time to explore the stories and architecture of each before heading to Bartholdi Fountain and Park and the United States Botanic Garden.

Here, we’ll find a different sort of history, the study of the natural world and the scientific endeavors taken on by intrepid American explorers!

Half-Day Tour:
While our Highlights tour gives us the chance to history hop from one building to the next, our half-day option allows for more time spent in some of the Capitol’s most revered institutions.

With a total tour duration of 4-5 hours, we’ll be able to add entry to either the Library of Congress Jefferson Building or the United States Botanic Gardens.

Extended Half-Day Tour:
No less important are the less-ostentatious dwellings that lie outside the immediate environs of the National Mall.

Venture out into the neighborhood proper on our 6-7–hour tour to see the oldest existing house on Capitol Hill, the home of the third Librarian of Congress, a historic church where several early U.S. Presidents once worshiped, and a Civil War-era hospital.

We can end our tour with lunch at the historic Eastern Market, where your guide can recommend their favorite local restaurant along 7th Street.

Full-Day Tour:
Our full-day tour (8-10 hours) is the complete Capitol Hill package. In addition to our Highlights and Half-Day options, we’ll be able to explore architectural interests containing D.C.’s more obscure history, including that of the city’s LGBTQ community, or an unbroken block of row houses bearing an uncanny resemblance to a Philadelphia neighborhood.

South of the National Mall, the Navy Yard district is known for its not only its historic barracks and Historic Home of the Commandants but also its famed baseball stadium, home of the Washington Nationals.

We can arrange for game day tickets for our sports fans or head down to the waterfront to take a stroll along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and end at The Yards, a park surrounded by food and entertainment venues and where we can kick back and relax after a full day of exploring Washington, D.C.!

Inclusions: Local english speaking guide
Exclusions Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide


Activity Types:
Tours & Guides
Classes & Lessons
Duration: 2-8hrs
Listing created Jan 26, 2023

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