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Frederick Law Olmsted
Regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging...
View of the U.S. Capitol Building from the Library of Congress
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., stands as a monument to the American people and their government. Learn more about this historic building.
The U.S. Capitol Building in Spring. Image taken April 2010.
The U.S. Capitol Dome is undergoing a multi-year restoration to repair more than 1,000 cracks in the Dome's exterior.
National Statuary Hall is in the House wing of the U.S. Capitol
View the statues in this collection donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history.
Construction of the Capitol Dome in 1862
Since 1793 the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill have continued to grow to meet the needs of Congress.
The United States Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Dome
National Statuary Hall
History of the U.S. Capitol
The United States Capitol Building
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., stands as a monument to the American people and their government. Learn...
U.S. Capitol Dome
The U.S. Capitol Dome is undergoing a multi-year restoration to repair more than 1,000 cracks in the Dome's...
National Statuary Hall
View the statues in this collection donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history.
History of the U.S. Capitol
Since 1793 the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill have continued to grow to meet the needs of Congress.