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Questions tagged [government-buildings]

Structures to accommodate those in authority in their official capacity.

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When can we see lively debates in the Austrian Parliament?

We are in Vienna and would like to watch a sitting of the Austrian Parliament. Naturally we would prefer to visit at a time when there are likely to be lively debates in a fully attended house, with ...
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Getting FBI challenge coins from FBI field offices / resident agencies? [closed]

I was thinking a cool souvenir for US cities would be to get an FBI Challenge Coin whenever I'm in a city with an FBI Field Office or Resident Agency. Unfortunately, it is not clear to me how this ...
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How can I travel to ICE or DHS headquarters? [closed]

Ok, so for our social studies project, I need to have a 'cultural experience' related to the group of people we are studying. This works well for someone who actually is studying 'Africa' or '...
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How to visit the Russian State Duma in Moscow?

During my next visit to Moscow I would like to visit the Russian State Duma. I am aware that it's possible for Russian citizens to visit the building, but what about foreigners? If it's possible, I'd ...
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At what time of day are advance bookings opened for the New York Federal Reserve

Every time I try to make a reservation, every available slot is full. This makes me think the slots fill up within potentially as little as half an hour or less after they first become available. In ...
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What is the rationale for requiring White House tours be scheduled through a member of Congress?

According to https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events Public tour requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. My question is… why is that requirement present? Why ...
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What is the difference between regular tours vs congressionally scheduled ones of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing?

Congressman McCaul makes it seems as though you need to ask a congressman to schedule tours of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing but Bureau of Engraving and Printing doesn't mention anything about ...
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White House tours on weekends?

As a US citizen, to tour the White House you have to go through your member of Congress. I did so, through their website, and they had a field asking for the dates I'd like to do the tour. My ...
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How can I witness a United States Supreme Court session?

Supreme Court Visitor Services Page talks about how to enter the building and says that "no photography or video recording is permitted inside the Courtroom" but doesn't really explain how to explain ...
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Which parts of the Reichstag building are open for tourists?

I would like to visit the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany and I wonder: Which parts of the building are open for tourists? Is it for free? Do I need a reservation? Are there any restrictions ...
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Can tourists visit the White House or the US Capitol Building?

As a tourist in Washington DC, is it possible to visit either the White House, or the US Capitol Building? If it is possible, does the process differ for US residents and foreign tourists? And do you ...
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Can you visit Parliament House in Brisbane? (the Queensland Parliament)

Having discovered that there's wifi in many Brisbane Parks, I walked past Parliament House (the home of the Queensland Parliament) whilst visiting the City Botanical Gardens. It looked quite ...