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Summerhouse
The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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

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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...

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Blog Posts Tagged 'Capitol Grounds'

July 21
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Anne Frank Tree Capitol
Anne Frank Tree arrives on Capitol Grounds
February 03
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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90...
April 11
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Squirrels on the Capitol Grounds
When walking across the Capitol Grounds there is one critter that can consistently be seen out and about – the squirrel. When did squirrels first come to Washington, D.C. and how did they end up here...
April 08
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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...
December 21
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U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.
September 25
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AOC tree surgeon cares for trees on Capitol Grounds
Year round, I often notice Architect of the Capitol employees perched high in the trees above. I love the large, beautiful trees across Capitol Hill—they are longest standing witnesses of the history...
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