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Tour the Capitol with the UHP!

Are you interested in learning about the American presidents that came before George Washington? Do you want to see the infamous Room(s) Where It Happened? Do you dare to tread on the turf of Demon Cat and the ghosts of numerous political heavyweights? Would you like to learn the artistic techniques that give the Rotunda Frieze its striking three-dimensional effect? Do you wish to see the original draft of the Fourteenth Amendment with your own eyes? Then believe me when I tell you that you want to sign up for the upcoming Capitol tour with the UHP! Join Peer Advisor Kyla for a tour of the US Capitol on Friday, October 12! But don’t just take my word for it. Read these testimonials from recent tour attendees:

“Amazingly informative, educationally stimulating, filled with fun facts – all fall short of describing our recent US Capitol tour by intern Kyla Percival of Congresswoman Karen Handel’s office. She was attentive to our interests and gave details specific to our state and those of the others on our tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.” -A Georgian constituent

“10/10 would recommend. Kyla is an excellent tour guide and will even let you stop at the Capitol cafeteria to get a cookie or donut!” -Honors student Joseph Brecht

“Going on a Capitol tour with Kyla was a highlight of my year for sure. Not only is visiting the Capitol a super cool “only in DC” moment, but Kyla is the best tour guide out there! In fact, she was sought after by different congressional offices to give tours to their VIPs! Kyla tailored the tour to my interests and kept me laughing the whole time! 10/10 would recommend.”-Honors student Ellie Smith

You’ll learn countless fun facts about American history and get to see amazing sights typically reserved for VIP tours. We’ll visit the original Supreme Court chambers, see the location of Charles Sumner’s caning in the Senate, and stand at the desk sites of all the representatives who went on to become president. You will be getting the same treatment as Indian Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, the members of Zac Brown Band and Sugarland. This tour is bipartisanly recommended by Reps Brenda Lawrence of Michigan and Joe Wilson of South Carolina. Congresswoman Karen Handel calls it “The best tour ever!” This is also the only tour officially endorsed by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association. You’ll be able to dazzle your friends with your extensive political knowledge and the pictures you’ve snapped in these historic rooms. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an awesome #OnlyAtGW experience you’ll remember for years to come!

Spots for this event are limited, so please only sign up if you’re actually able to attend! We’ll be meeting at the Capitol building on Friday, 10/12 at 12:45 PM.  Make sure to pick up your ticket at the front office by 11:00 AM on Thursday, 10/11 or your spot will be given to someone on the waitlist! If the event is full and you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email uhp@gwu.edu with the subject line “Capitol Tour Waitlist.”

Sign up here!

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