The United States of America was born as a new republic, separate from England, in 1783. This fledgling country sought to create a new system of government in which three branches: executive, legislative and judicial, have the same weight in making decisions. None of these three powers can live without the other, and this balance is what allows the country to maintain its democracy. The design of this federal capital began on that pedestal and the center of government was created there. This tour focuses on the history and function of the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. We enter the Capitol and the Library of Congress. The Supreme Court is very difficult to get into and depends on the schedule of trials, thus we are not able to go inside of it.
The tour lasts 2 hours and you are not allowed to enter the buildings with liquids, food, firearms or any sharp objects (scissors, nail clippers, etc.).