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Frederick Douglass Statue
This bronze statue of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass was dedicated by...

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

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The AOC is responsible for nearly 600,000 square feet of windows
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 square...

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December 03 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.
December 02 By: Lori Taylor 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.
November 26 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Instagram Meetup at U.S. Capitol
Since one of the earliest known photographs of the U.S. Capitol in 1846, Washington, D.C., residents and visitors have been capturing images of this national icon, its art and its grounds.
November 25 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.

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