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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty Sets up Tour of Nation’s Capital for Wolcott Family

August 22, 2016
Constituent Corner

Esty Sets up Tour of Nation’s Capital for Wolcott Family

August 22, 2016

Tom and Mary Szabo and their two daughters, Lauren and Kim, traveled to Washington earlier this month. Since this was the family’s first visit to Washington, they reached out to Esty’s office to organize a tour of the U.S. Capitol.  

The Szabo family enjoyed a personalized and educational tour of the Capitol led by Eliza, one of Esty’s interns. Some of their tour stops included the Capitol Rotunda, the House and Senate galleries (both which overlook the House and Senate floors), the Crypt, and the former Supreme Court chamber. Interns undergo rigorous tour training to ensure visiting residents get the full Capitol experience. The individualized tour catered to the Szabo family’s interests while providing them with a chance to learn more about one of the country’s most historic buildings.

The Szabo family left impressed by the accessibility of the Capitol office buildings and the helpfulness of Esty’s staff throughout their visit.

“The best part of our tour was seeing the House and Senate galleries. Even though Congress was out of session, we could imagine the excitement and feel the experience of Congress in action!” Mary said. “I was surprised by how easily accessible the Capitol was by going through Congresswoman Esty’s office. The experience of navigating through the Capitol was not as stressful as I thought it would be.”

“My staff and I are thrilled when residents from central and northwest Connecticut visit us in Washington,” Esty said. “Exploring the Capitol with visitors gives us an opportunity to experience the building through their eyes, I love to see their excitement and their deep appreciation for this country and its history.”