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Three Things You Will See on a Grand Atlas Essential DC Tour

Want to see what you’re “supposed to see” in DC? Grand Atlas can show you: On the Essential DC Tour, you’ll get right up close to what makes Washington so famous. And Grand Atlas will make you feel like a VIP!

Here are a few things you will see, but of course we’ll show you so much more. You can read about all of the things you’ll see on the Washingtonian tour here.

1. The White House

Positively no visit to Washington is complete without a stop to see the only building in the world that is a residence, a museum, and functioning office. Once the largest house in America and the oldest government building in Washington, you’ll see it right in front of you!

You’ll also see locations of great interest nearby, including four rare Spanish cannons that are hundreds of years old!

2. Capitol Hill

The United States Capitol is a truly enormous building, housing both the 100-member Senate and 435-member House of Representatives. The surrounding complex includes office buildings for those hundreds of members of Congress, as well as the United States Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.

Grand Atlas tip: Grand Atlas can coordinate a special visit to the galleries of the House of Representatives and/or Senate, where members of Congress go to debate and vote on bills. You might just see a bill get passed!

3. Anything you want!

Washington has some of the most famous places and objects in the world. When you schedule a Grand Atlas Tour, you have the ability to add whatever you want to see! A few examples:

  • Book nerd? Check out the Gutenberg Bible, one of only three of its kind in the world, at the Library of Congress!
  • Have a taste for the spiritual? The Washington National Cathedral is a Grand Atlas favorite and is every bit the equal of any more-famous Washington architecture.
  • Space buff? The National Air and Space Museum has a moon rock you can touch!
  • Want to see the most important documents that established the United States? Skip the line at the National Archives with Grand Atlas Tours to see the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights!

Grand Atlas tip: Check out the Smithsonian’s website for more information about the millions of objects in their collection alone!

Of course, there are so many other Grand Atlas Tours than just the above!

Be sure to read about all our tours that will make your DC visit perfect.