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Declaration of Independence
This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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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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