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

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

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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Blog Posts Tagged 'Civil War'

February 20
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Construction of Capitol extensions
Montgomery Meigs – a man who built the Capitol while helping save the Union it represents - may be America’s greatest engineer.
August 28
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Path to the Capitol in Wartime
As a professional commuter, every day I enter my “bubble” – looking at my phone, listening to music, reading my Kindle – as I travel from my home in Bristow, Virginia, to my office at the U.S....
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