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The War of 1812 Tour: Three Points of View

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Capitol Visitor Center
War of 1812

Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a Visitor Guide to explore three unique stories about the War of 1812, often referred to as “the forgotten war.” Discover how the War Hawks convinced a majority in Congress to declare war on Great Britain. See where the British entered the Capitol and destroyed the most beautiful room in America. Listen to how the Native Americans formed a coalition to save their lands and their way of life. No reservations are needed. Get passes for this 50-minute guided program which is offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. at one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center.

For more information about special tours at the U.S. Capitol, visit: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/special_activities/.

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