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The painting of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis  by John Trumbull.
The painting Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull is on display in the...

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Painted portrait of 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...

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

STORIES

Screenshot from the U.S. Capitol rotunda mobile app.
​Knowing that the U.S. Capitol Rotunda would be closed to visitors between July 27 and September 7... More »
Capitol Visitor Center rendering of south entrance.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) works to continually improve physical access across the Capitol... 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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