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Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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An AOC worker mowing the grass on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
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Posted on October 29, 2014
Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, to search for the perfect U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
December 23 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Take a look back at some of our top stories from 2013.
December 17 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great...
December 11 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.
December 03 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
The Capitol Christmas Tree in 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
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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.

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