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History of Capitol Hill
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins’ Hill, now often referred to as “...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Orchid Symphony is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden through April 27, 2014
Escape the winter weather and experience the blooms evoking spring in the U.S....

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West Front of Capitol in March
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...
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April 11 By: Andria Leo 0 Comments
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 By: Lori Taylor 1 Comments
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...
April 02 By: Bill McLaughlin 0 Comments
Phlox subulata
Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden highlights plants currently in bloom at the U.S. Capitol.
March 26 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
The scaffold for the Supreme Court's restoration is wrapped in a scrim enclosure printed with a full-size photograph of the building’s façade.
Take a look behind the scrim at the restoration work underway on the U.S. Supreme Court Building's West Front façade to address deterioration due to age, weather and nature. Take a look behind...

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