הרוֹֹטוֹנדָה של הקפיטול של ארצות הברית היא רוטונדה במרכז הקפיטול בוושינגטון הבירה, שנבנתה בין השנים 1824-1818. היא ממוקמת מתחת לכיפת הקפיטול (שנבנתה בין השנים 1857-1866). הרוטונדה היא החלק הגבוה ביותר של הקפיטול, והיא תוארה כ"לב הסמלי והפיזי" שלו.
הרוטונדה מוקפת במסדרונות המחברים את בית הנבחרים והסנאט, שנמצאים בצדדים של הקפיטול. מדרום לרוטונדה נמצא אולם הפסלים הלאומי החצי-עגול, שעד 1857 היה אולם מליאת בית הנבחרים. מצפון-מזרח לרוטונדה נמצא אולם מליאת הסנאט הישן, ששימש את הסנאט עד 1859 ואת בית המשפט העליון של ארצות הברית עד 1935.
|יום שני||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|יום שלישי||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|יום רביעי||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|יום חמישי||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|יום שישי||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|יום שבת||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Karissa Eckert | מרץ 18, 2018
We took the tunnel from the Library of Congress over to the Capital Building. Ended up arriving at the Capital Building right in time to start a tour. They played a nice 15-20 minute video on the history of the Capital Building and then you get to go up into the dome and view some of the other rooms. This is some amazing history and architecture. The tour took about an hour and was well worth it. The tour is free but you do need to get timed tickets. Additionally the cafeteria in the Capital Building is reasonably priced and has very good food. We enjoyed our lunch here too! Definitely a recommended stop for any trip to DC.
Ninja Squad | אפר׳ 6, 2018
The tour is excellent and they are brilliant to make you wear dedicated headphones connected to your tour guide so you can hear them. Our tour guide was very funny and super knowledgeable. As we moved from each beautiful room with intricate statues of famous politicians, she would ask everyone which state they were from and then make sure to tell them interesting facts about people represented in each room. There is so much to see and history abounds. A truly awe inspiring place.
Victor Hills | מרץ 28, 2018
I joined this tour while a shirt visit to DC and I think Nick took care us like we’re truly VIPs around DC. Its an impressiveness experience to the Capitol and National archives museum. It’s great to see the Declaration of Independence is a truly wonderful memory! Spent a fascinating day learning so much about the Capitol, monuments and Washington in general. Enjoyed lunch at the Pentagon City mall. Tour guide was excellent and she looked after our small party of 2 very well.
Michelle Parker | מרץ 31, 2018
It was so awesome and so historical. I would defiantly recommend everyone to go there. There is so much stuff in it and it us so huge. This place is awesome! Such an amazing building. This represents the free world under the democratic regime. It is a Great place to visit especially with your kids. You may be in for a treat to meet the many lawmakers of America . There is no question about this grand building - it represents the United States well !
Steph | מרץ 22, 2018
For historical reasons I would rate a 5. For the security staff 1. You are herded like cattle, with little to no direction on what they want you to do. They just grunt and point, then yell if you don't do the correct task they grunt at you. Also I took my 1 year old nephew there and they made him go through the metal detector without any help. He ended up falling and hitting his head. The guards did nothing. Also I would NOT recommend sitting in the Senate Chamber. The people there are worse. They make you feel like you shouldn't be there and they are too good for the job they do. Also I noticed the lines can be really long if you want a tour. If you want to skip the really long lines, email your senators and ask for one. Then you can skip the line and maybe meet them while you're there. Our tour guide from the Iowa senator was amazing. In the end, I would say at some point in your life you should see this place. So much history has happened there. Just the downside is the rest of the staff treat you like you're not even human.
Brian Hammett | מאי 13, 2018
This place offers a fantastic tour of one of our country's most iconic buildings. They provide an informational film that covers the history of the of the building before you take a walking tour of the building. Starting with the rotunda under the dome. They have a series of paintings and murals associated with the history of the United States. You then travel to "Whisper Room" where acoustics allow an individual to here talk across the room with clarity. The last place you get to visit is the crypt where you can see a marker representing the true center of Washington DC. Overall this is a interesting fact-filled trip that I recommend for all visitors to Washington.
Awesome | מאי 18, 2018
This tour was fascinating. The architecture was absolutely incredible, the tour was free, and it was very in-depth. They started out with an informational presentation, which sparked my interest even more, and then we went to an upper level. At the upper level, they gave us headsets so we could hear our tour guide through her microphone, and then we walked throughout the building. There was lots of interesting history about the Capitol's architecture, there was history on the Supreme Court, and there was history about Capitol affairs. There are a myriad of statues throughout the building, and you get to find the history about that, too. And though not all of it was allowed to be photographed, most of it was and they specifically encouraged pictures.
Jared Knelsen | מאי 15, 2018
The United States Capitol Building is a fantastic place to visit and explore. I was pleasantly surprised several days ago when I visited. I got to visit the House of Representatives and witness the daily prayer. It's surreal visiting the building that so many influential people have walked and worked in. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. And the gift shops had plenty of American made products that I had a hard time choosing between.
Jason J. L | מאי 17, 2018
I go there almost twice a week as a tour guide, the tour guides inside the Capitol are also very friendly , normal they will allow me to translate what they said to my customers since most of them are mandarin speakers. Weekdays are normally busier than weekends. The best time to take a picture of the eastern front is before noon when the weather is nice, and for western side, you could either do earlier in the morning when the sun is still gentle or afternoon. The drop off location for bus is near the Garfield cycle, there is a handicap shuttle station nearby, the staffs there are always ready to provide shuttle services to the elderly and disables. The Capitol open Monday through Saturday from 8:30-4:30. At around 4:00pm there will be no more in-deep tour, but 10 mins quick tour to the dome.
Eric Salas | יוני 14, 2018
If you are traveling to Washington, D.C. for vacation, you really should visit the U.S. Capitol and see history first hand. Make sure you book a tour so you will know the historic events that have taken place inside and the many important decisions that have been made over the course of history. The tour can go from 60 to 90 minutes. You will each be given a headset so you can hear what your guide is saying. Once inside, you may want to spend time appreciating the architecture and putting attention to every detail that defines this building. Security is tight going into the building, so it’s best that you not bring too much with you. After you are done inside, walk around the building and enjoy the grand architecture.
Venkat R . K | יולי 6, 2018
Our tour guide David Linn was great! He was informative and knowledgeable, very interactive along with sense of humor. You get your money’s worth and excellent way to see so many statues. It was an amazing day. Worth a visit and highly recommended.
Lobsang Palden | אוג׳ 1, 2018
Our tour guide Charlie Chen is very nice and funny. An unforgettable experience in the Capitol Hill and DC museum. Tips : Capital hill tour and museum is free. 🚆Use public transportation or taxi to get to capital hill. It is very hard to get parking. A must see for incredible history and architecture.
Sam Michaud | יולי 31, 2018
American history and some beautiful architecture come together in this unique structure. Be sure to check for security tips and prohibited items on the Capital website to save yourself some time and aggravation. We set up a free tour through our Congressman's office. They where helpful and we where able to walk the tunnels beneath the streets to get to the Capital building from our Congressman's office.