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

Featured

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...

Featured

The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

Featured

AOC employee assembling a bunch of tiny American flags for a display
Information for Small Businesses interested in doing business with the...

Featured

Black and white portrait of Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals....

What's New

Blog Posts Tagged 'statue of freedom'

December 02
2 Comments
Photo showing placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol December 2, 1863 as viewed from the west.
The Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Capitol Dome 150 years ago, effectively completing the Capitol Dome that we still see today.
September 24
0 Comments
The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect of the Capitol’s Curator Office, about the use of nature in the art and architecture of the U.S. Capitol. This week,...
January 29
0 Comments
The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th century and is seen in many places in the United States Capitol.
Printer-friendly version