No trip to Washington DC is complete without exploring some of the most influential political institutions in the country and engaging in a debate about American politics on this 2-Hour Politics & Pints Tour—all under the guidance of a local guide/discussion mediator and with a celebratory drink to settle your differences at the end, of course.
Your guide/mediator/conversation facilitator will take you to the iconic U.S. Capitol Building first, where you’ll learn about the DC’s origins, the inner workings of the U.S. government, and some of the more controversial politicians and policies in U.S. history as you stand right outside the building that started it all.
Next, you’ll get to see the Supreme Court, where all of the most important judicial decisions are argued and made, and the Library of Congress, the official research library of the U.S. Congress and the oldest federal cultural institution in the U.S.
During your tour, you’ll pass by some of the most historic places in Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, Old Navy Hospital, Marine Core Barracks, and more. You’ll get to see some of the places the nation’s ‘movers and shakers’ gather beyond the confines of their office walls and learn about some of the changes the neighborhood and city have undergone over the years—all while engaging in a friendly political debate. All opinions are welcome, but tour guests are asked to keep it friendly and respectful!
Towards the end of your tour, your group will grab a pint in the oldest commercial district in the city, Barrack’s Row, where you can continue your discussion, toast to the American political system, and settle up any differences (or agree to disagree). Here, your guide will fill you in on some of the best places to eat, drink, and socialize in the city to help you plan the rest of your trip.
In front of the Capitol Building at the corner of First St NE and East Capitol St NE
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