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Washington, DC: American Politics And Debate On Capitol Hill

Product ID: 82197
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Discover the birthplace of American politics. See the iconic U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. Engage in a lively discussion and debate about historic and current American politics, all lead by a local guide.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the U.S. government and its frequently controversial politicians and policies
  • Engage in some friendly debate on American politics and issues
  • Discover the origins of the nation’s capital
  • Wander through the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and discover local shops and restaurants
  • Discover a neighborhood hangout and see where locals spend their downtime
Full description
Washington, DC is the center of American government and politics – and this tour will let you experience all the political action and participate in the debate. Your guides will act as educators and facilitators and give you all the information, history, and context you need to have a lively debate with your fellow guests and, who knows, you may solve some issues while you’re at it! Even if you don’t change any policies, you’ll still end the tour at a local neighborhood business and celebrate the bonds of friendship.

Your Washington, DC tour begins at the heart of the city, the U.S. Capitol Building. Here, you’ll discover the origins of the city, the inner workings of the American government, and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the development of the city as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress.

Next, wander up one of the most historic streets in the city while engaging in a lively political discussion and debate, all led by your guide. Opinions welcome, but keep it friendly.

During your journey you’ll pass and discuss some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, the Old Navy Hospital, and the Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, and uncover the changes the neighborhood and city have undergone. You’ll be fascinated by how you can see the origins of the city in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Finally, check out the oldest commercial district in the city, Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink, and socialize in the city, before ending your Washington tour at a local-favorite cafe, bar, or restaurant on the Row.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

On the east side of Capitol building between the guard posts on the Capitol side of the intersection, where First St NE, First St SE, and East Capitol St NE meet

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Important information
Know before you go
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour.
Organized by

Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 82197