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Car of History Clock marble statue
This marble sculpture, created in 1819, is among the oldest works of art in...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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L'Enfant’s vision for the City of Washington.
From the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the Zoning Commission —...

WHAT WE DO

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

STORIES

The yellow desk in location #80 is the "Candy Desk."
Few traditions associated with Senate furniture are as intriguing as the "candy desk" on the floor... More »
Water infiltration has led to leaking and staining in the Rotunda.
The U.S. Capitol Building Rotunda is among the most recognizable and hallowed spaces within all of... More »

EVENTS

"Congress Investigates" exhibit includes items like this Watergate evidence.
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled... More »
"Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots" graphic.
Plant roots are vital components of the earth's ecosystem. They are necessary for plant growth,... More »
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