Washington DC's Circle of Power

Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 4 hours)

The executive, legislature and judicial branches are all within the boundaries of Washington, DC. First, the White House for a tour of the exterior of the executive mansion. From your vantage point on Pennsylvania Ave, you will see the north side. Your guide will discuss the long history of the house and residence. (Interior tours of the White House can only be booked by Senators, Members of Congress, or embassy offices)

Then on to the Capitol Building, home to the United States Congress, for the official tour including the short film, "Out of Many, One," about representative democracy and its creation. In the Capitol, you will see the Crypt, the Rotunda (dome), and National Statuary Hall and hear some surprising secrets about the building.

See the Supreme Court, America’s Temple of Justice. Enter the court room and hear about the judicial functions of the Supreme Court, the responsibilities of the judges, and their remarkable stories.

Your final stop is the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The building is a masterpiece of art and architecture but the jewel in its crown is the view from the overlook into the stunning main reading room. It is also home to a handwritten copy of the Bible from 1450 and rare books from Thomas Jefferson’s collection.

This tour can be combined with our Discover DC: Monuments and Memorials of the National Mall tour.

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