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The U.S. Capitol Grounds
Repeats every week on Monday through Saturday until Fri Nov 20 2015 .
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Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities. More »
The U.S. Capitol Grounds
Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov
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Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities. More »
The U.S. Capitol Grounds
Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Sep, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Oct, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov, Nov
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Location:
Capitol Grounds
Event Type:
Capitol Grounds, Educational Events, Tours
Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m. — Explore the Capitol building and grounds on this 50-minute guided tour. Meet at the North Gift Shop inside the Capitol Visitor Center. No reservations or passes are required. For more information about special tours at the Capitol, go to visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities. More »

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