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United States Capitol

United States Capitol

United States Capitol

Quick facts about United States Capitol

  • Name: United States Capitol​​
  • Built: 1800
  • Location: Washington, DC, US
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Building
  • Ticket price: Free

The U.S. Capitol, often referred to as the Capitol Building, is home to the U.S. Congress and seat of the U.S. federal government’s executive branch. It is situated on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., at the east end of the National Mall.

This massive building complex is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior and large dome. 

It is one of the most recognizable symbol of Washington, DC and the United States in general.

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Interesting facts about United States Capitol

  • The Capitol has its own subway since 1909.
  • George Washington himself laid the cornerstone for the Capitol in 1793.
  • The statue on top of the dome is called the Statue of Freedom.
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