10. The US Capitol


At the eastern end of the National Mall you can see the famous dome of our nation's Capitol building. The U.S. Capitol is where the House of Representatives and the Senate both meet to make the laws of our nation.

George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building in 1793. The building used by Congress was rebuilt after British soldiers burnt it in 1814.

Visitors may visit the Rotunda of the Capitol building for a half hour tour. In addition to seeing statues of Jefferson and Washington, you may also visit the Crypt, where the Supreme Court met before it moved across the street to its own building.

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