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The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the Dome of the United States Capitol.
The bronze Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford is the crowning feature of the...

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

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Eric Dinerstein, Director, Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions, RESOLVE posing with some plants
Learn why some species are so scarce and others are so common November 13 at 2...

Explore Capitol Hill

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    What's hiding in National Statuary Hall?

    Next time you're in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the House Chamber, look closely.

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    Constructing the Capitol: The Oven

    Today the AOC provides a climate-controlled environment to the buildings of Capitol Hill, but 212 years ago this wasn't the case.

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    Windows of Capitol Hill

    Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 sq. ft. of windows – of all different shapes, size and age – cared for by the AOC.

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