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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...
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.