Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.


The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...


The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...


Stewards of iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.


Liberty and the Eagle Sculpture is located between in National Statuary Hall (old Hall of the House) 1817 and 1819, this group originally stood above the Speaker's desk when the House of Representatives met in this space.
Placed there between 1817-1819 when the U.S. Capitol was rebuilt after the fire of 1814, she... More »
Brumidi Corridors
Burmidi Hall Continued


The U.S. Capitol can be seen over the wetlands area of the National Garden.
This fall, the National Garden at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) turns 10 years old.... More »
Capitol Building Sheet Metal Shop auto brake.
Every one of us at the Architect of the Capitol, in every job we do, uses tools to serve, preserve... More »
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