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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 Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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The yellow desk in location #80 is the "Candy Desk."
Few traditions associated with Senate furniture are as intriguing as the "...

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April 08, 2013
By: Lori Taylor
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Cherry Blossoms at the Senate Parks on the Capitol Grounds
Spring in Washington, D.C. is one of the most beautiful times to visit the nation’s Capitol; it is also the busiest. Learn about five beautiful, and less known spots to enjoy the warm weather on the...
March 26, 2013
By: Lori Taylor
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The scaffold for the Supreme Court's restoration is wrapped in a scrim enclosure printed with a full-size photograph of the building’s façade.
Take a look behind the scrim at the restoration work underway on the U.S. Supreme Court Building's West Front façade to address deterioration due to age, weather and nature. Take a look behind...
November 26, 2012
By: Lori Taylor
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2012 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at U.S. Capitol
The Capitol Christmas tree has just arrived at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol! This year's tree is a 65-foot Engelmann spruce that came all the way from Colorado.
October 18, 2012
By: Lori Taylor
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AOC's masons repair stone on the East Front Plaza of the U.S. Capitol at 4 a.m.
It wasn't quite 4 a.m. when I arrived at the Capitol Building on Friday, October 12, and it was a chilly 48 degrees. While I was still adjusting to the darkness and cold the AOC stone masons...
November 17, 2011
By: Lori Taylor
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The hanging of the Capitol Christmas Tree lights is the job of the Architect of the Capitol Capitol Grounds Division.
Preparing the Christmas tree is a true team effort for the Architect of the Capitol. Find out how we work around the clock from tree selection to arrival, decoration and lighting.

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