Washington, DC - Capitol Hill & South DC (PDF Chapter)
This is the Capitol Hill & South DC chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guidebook.
The focal point is the big domed Capitol, which sits atop Capitol Hill and across a plaza from the almost-as-regal Supreme Court and Library of Congress. The three are touristy top draws, best visited in the morning.
- count the statues, ogle the frescoes, eat the bean soup and visit the chambers of the guys and gals who run the country under the big white dome of the US Capitol
- immerse yourself in the good and bad sides of human nature at the United States Holo-caust Memorial Museum
- be wowed by the sheer volume of, well, volumes, then discover ancient maps and cartoons in the exhibition rooms of the Library of Congress
- restaurants & bars
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